Friday, December 8, 2017

Paraglider: Incident occurred December 08, 2017 in Deltona, Volusia County, Florida

Firefighters in Deltona rescue man from tree 40-50 ft off the ground. He was learning to use a paraglider in a field off Wiggley Farms Road and got caught in tree. Not injured. Stuck for 45 minutes as ladder truck brought in.

DELTONA, Fla. - A paraglider was rescued from a tree Friday morning in Volusia County, officials said.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m. in the 2100 block of Wiggley Farms Road in Deltona.

Officials said the man, who lives out of state, made a miscalculation that resulted in him getting tangled in the tree.

The man, who was not seriously injured, told News 6 that he was hanging about 50 feet from the ground for 15 minutes before firefighters helped him.

"I took off and didn't turn enough to the right and hit a tree," the man said. "It's a great sport. I just didn't have enough experience yet, but I'm having a great time doing it. I'm not going to get discouraged, I'll be up again next week, probably."

No other details have been released. 

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like "free training" was in progress with KF

Anonymous said...

They're called FlightFlunkies for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Only one worse than KF is Super Dell ... Both working hard to give bad names to a great sport