A crash landing left a paraglider with back injuries this afternoon

Sunday 24th August 2014 – 11pm – Jamie Arrowsmith


A paraglider escaped with minor back injuries when crash landing in Hereford this afternoon.

The incident took place in Sollers Hope shortly before 3.40pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man, reported to be 52 years old, who had collided with a hill when coming in to land.

“Due to the difficult location of the man’s position, the air ambulance was unable to land nearby but once crews reached the patient, they treated him for lower back pain, administered pain relief and immobilised him with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“The man was transported from the hillside to the air ambulance with the use of a farm vehicle before being flown to Hereford County Hospital for further assessment.”


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