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Paraglider rescued after getting stuck 40ft up tree

Photo: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

A paraglider has been rescued after getting stuck 40ft up a tree in Wiltshire.

Pewsey Fire Station crew, alongside Marlborough, Ludgershall, TrowbridgeFire and Chippenham crews came to rescue the paraglider yesterday afternoon.

  • Paraglider is rescued after getting stuck in a tree

The paraglider used the whatthreewords app, where each 3m square in the world has been given a unique three word address, in order to help emergency services find out where he was when he called 999.

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Luckily it was not long before crews helped to lower him down to safety.