Saturday, October 6, 2018

Accident occurred October 06, 2018 in Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey

WILDWOOD — A man is in critical condition after his motorized paraglider crashed Saturday afternoon on the beach, officials said. 

At 12:42 p.m., firefighters and police responded to a report of a single-person aircraft down at Spencer Avenue on the beach, officials said, describing the craft as a parachute with a seat and an engine attached.

Crews found the man unconscious and unresponsive and treated him at the scene, Chief Daniel Speigel said.

Witnesses told officials that the man's parachute tangled then collapsed, causing him to fall approximately 30 to 40 feet, according to a news release from the police department.

He was still strapped into his seat when he was found, police said.

Firefighters asked for a medevac helicopter, but the request was denied due to the weather, Speigel said. The man was instead transported by the Fire Department and AtlantiCare paramedics to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus in Atlantic City, where he was listed in critical condition.

The identity of the man has not been released.

Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

Original article ➤

Squad 3 and Ambulance 3-2 was dispatched at 12:36 to the area behind the Convention Center for a report of a single occupant aircraft crash with the pilot reported to be unconscious. Upon arrival it was determined that the actual incident location was Spencer and the beach. Crews found a male patient unconscious and began immediate treatment. A medevac helicopter was requested but would not fly due to weather conditions. The patient was packaged and transferred to Wildwood Fire Ambulance 3-2. The patient was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division with AtlantiCare Paramedics (Medic5) on board. The patient was listed in critical condition at the hospital.  -City of Wildwood Fire Department

A man was critically injured Saturday afternoon in a powered paraglider crash in Wildwood, authorities say.

Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 12:30 p.m. on a report of a single-occupant aircraft crash, according to a press release from the Wildwood Fire Department.

Arriving crews found the unconscious man on the beach at Spencer Avenue, the release said.

The man, who has not been identified, was transported via ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City since the requested aeromedical helicopter was grounded due to adverse weather conditions, according to the release.

A powered paraglider pilot wears a motor on the back and sails through the air, flying between 15 and 50 miles per hour. No license or training is required in the United States.

Original article can be found here ➤

The pilot of a motorized hang glider was hospitalized in critical condition after the craft crashed Saturday on the beach in Wildwood, officials said.

Emergency crews found the pilot unconscious and immediately started rescue efforts at the crash scene, near Spencer Avenue around 12:40 p.m., according to the Wildwood Fire Department.

Officials said a medical helicopter was initially called, but was not able to fly because of bad weather. Wildwood rescue crews rushed the man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed it was investigating the crash. Wildwood police did not immediately release more details.

There was no one else on the hang glider. 

Earlier this week, police in Keansburg said a paraglider was seriously hurt in a crash on the beach in the Monmouth County community.

Original article can be found here ➤

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