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Praglider rescued

A paraglider visiting The Garden Route had a narrow escape when had had to be freed from a tree on Sunday 30 December 2018.

The paraglider (name withheld) was on a solo flight when things went wrong. It is suspected that been a visitor to the area, and been unfamiliar with the wind conditions, the pilot got into difficulty. He crash-lander in a thick bushy area where he got stuck.

A EMS/ASR helicopter responded to assist with what has been described as a recovery effort rather than a rescue effort.

At this stage it is not clear whether the pilot suffered any injuries.


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