Saturday, June 21, 2014

Incident occurred June 21, 2014 in Tigerville, Greenville County, South Carolina

Firefighters rescue paraglider who crashed into tree


Firefighters say a paraglider was not hurt when his gliding wing crashed into a tree in the Tigerville area.

Tigerville firefighters said they were called to an address on Lindsey Bridge Road on Saturday after the paraglider crashed around 3:30 p.m.

The thrill seeker was stuck in branches more than 60 feet off the ground, according to firefighters.

Chief Russell Ledford said firefighters used ropes and a hauling system to lower the man safely to the ground.

Firefighters said the man only suffered a few minor scratches and did not need medical treatment.

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