Paraglider crashes in Glos

A paraglider has crashed on Leckhampton Hill in Cheltenham. Firefighters called to the scene on Tuesday afternoon called in rope rescue teams to help save the casualty who was airlifted to hospital.

PICTURES: Paraglider rescued from Leckhampton Hill

This photo shows the difficult nature of the rescue on Leckhampton Hill Credit: Glos Fire & Rescue Service
Close-up of the paramedics and rescue teams attending to the paraglider Credit: Glos Fire & Rescue Service
The rope rescue team from Coleford was brought in to help the fire crews Credit: Glos Fire & Rescue Service
Another shot of the teams working together to save the paraglider who was airlifted to hospital Credit: Glos Fire & Rescue Service

Paraglider rescued after crashing near Cheltenham

Paramedics and rescue teams help the crashed paraglider Credit: Glos Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters were called out this afternoon (Tuesday) to help a paraglider who crashed on Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham.

Whey they arrived at the scene, they called in rope rescue teams from Coleford to help what was a complex rescue.

The Hazardous Area Response Team and paramedics also attended and the casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

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