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Cliff crash paraglider airlifted to hospital after rescue

Published 19/09/2015

Coastguard members were involved in the rescue of a paraglider
Coastguard members were involved in the rescue of a paraglider

A paraglider who crashed in to a cliff after a mid-air collision has been airlifted to hospital following a rescue operation.

The man collided with another paraglider above the Isle of Arran at around 4pm today.

He crashed in to a cliff at Catacal on the island and was left injured and suspended in an inaccessible position, while the other paraglider managed to land.

A rescue operation was launched involving the Arran Coastguard Rescue Team, a Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter and Arran Mountain Rescue team.

The man was brought to safety at around 8.30pm and was flown to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow by the Royal Navy helicopter.

Police Scotland and the Scottish Air Ambulance service also attended the scene of the incident.

It is not known whether the paraglider who managed to land is male or female.

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