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Emergency crews rescue paraglider lost in Central woods Tuesday evening

8 months 4 days 4 hours ago Wednesday, June 28 2023 Jun 28, 2023 June 28, 2023 3:09 PM June 28, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

CENTRAL - A paraglider was rescued from a tree in the Central woods off Hooper Road after getting stuck Tuesday evening. 

Central Fire Department said the man was stuck in a tree more than 30 feet above the ground in the woods near the corner of Cimmaron Drive and Hooper Road. Central Police Chief, Roger Corcoran, says the man called 911 from his cell phone while in the tree. 

"We see the paragliders all the time in Central. We just want them to do it safe and definitely don't do it after dark," said Corcoran.

A multitude of agencies including the Central Fire Department, East Side Fire Department, Central Police and Acadian Ambulance responded to the crash. 

The pilot of the paraglider sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital after first responders brought him down to safety. 

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