All hands on deck in massive rescue operation for crashed paragliders

MASSIVE OPERATION: Police on scene at a Sandy Creek property last night, with the rescue of trapped paragliders continuing into the early hours of Tuesday. Picture: MARK JESSER
MASSIVE OPERATION: Police on scene at a Sandy Creek property last night, with the rescue of trapped paragliders continuing into the early hours of Tuesday. Picture: MARK JESSER

North East police, SES and CFA were working well into the early hours of this morning responding to reports of four paragliders crashed in the Gundowring area.

Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Lina Hawi said the first report of an accident came in at 3.15pm.

“We were called to an address on Gundowring Road following reports of a paraglider trapped in a tree, a man in his 30s was assessed on scene and had no injuries,” she said.

“We were called to a paraglider stuck in tree about 11.28pm yesterday, that man was taken down and seems to be okay and a third man was who was also stuck in a tree, a man in his 60s, was taken to Albury Base with injuries to his neck but in a stable condition.

“The reports noted there many have been another person, but we haven’t treated that person.”

The Bright Paragliding Open is running in the region until Friday.

Further updates to come.