Helicopter rescue of injured Pulpi paraglider hooked onto rocks in Spain’s Costa Almeria

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STUCK: The 60-year old’s paraglider canopy got stuck on rocks CREDIT: Guardia Civil

A 60-YEAR old paraglider had to be evacuated by helicopter after suffering injuries in an accident in Pulpi at midday on Sunday.

The emergency services reported that the 60-year old’s paraglider canopy got hooked onto rocks when he came down in a difficult to access area of the Sierra Aguilon mountains in Pilar de Jaravia

Guardia Civil, Local Police, Bomberos del Levante firefighters and an EPES Public Health Emergency Company team went to his rescue after a member of the public called 112. But they had to call in a Guardia Civil rescue helicopter from Granada, which flew the injured man to Torrecardenas hospital in Almeria city.

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