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Paraglider crashes into sand dunes in Portrush

An NI Ambulance Service spokesman said a rapid response paramedic and an emergency ambulance crew attended the scene after receiving an emergency call-out at 2.30pm (stock photo)
An NI Ambulance Service spokesman said a rapid response paramedic and an emergency ambulance crew attended the scene after receiving an emergency call-out at 2.30pm (stock photo)

By Staff Reporter

There was drama at White Rocks beach near Portrush yesterday after a paraglider got into difficulties and crashed into sand dunes.

An NI Ambulance Service spokesman said a rapid response paramedic and an emergency ambulance crew attended the scene after receiving an emergency call-out at 2.30pm.

The Coleraine and Ballycastle Coastguard Rescue Teams recovered the casualty from the sand dunes to the awaiting ambulance.

After initial assessment by ambulance personnel, the injured crash victim was rushed to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine for emergency treatment.

The man, aged in his 30s, was later transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

There was no information available last night about the man's medical condition in hospital.

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