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Paraglider rescued after being blown off course
11:37am Thursday 12th December 2013 in News
A PARAGLIDER was airlifted to hospital after he was blown off course on the Old Man of Coniston.
Emergency teams were called at around 1pm to assist a man in his 50s who was treated for suspected head, lower and upper leg injuries along with bruising.
Members of the Coniston Mountain Rescue team also attended the scene along with the Great North Air Ambulance.
Soldiers in training from ITC Catterick who were carrying out navigation training in the area helped to stretcher the man down to the waiting helicopter before he was flown to the RVI hospital in Newcastle in a stable condition.
The rescue took three hours.
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