Emergency services were called to attend an incident at the woodland in Llangollen yesterday afternoon (20th March), after a man became trapped 70 feet above the ground in a tree after his paraglider crashed.
A spokesman for North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) have said “Team members were called by North Wales Police at 12.40pm today to rescue a paraglider pilot trapped around 70 feet high in a tree near Llangollen . When we arrived several other agencies were on site as well.
“One of our team members used his professional tree climbing skills to get above the casualty so a rope system could be built to lower him gently to the ground.
“Fortunately he hadn’t suffered any injuries in the crash and was able to walk away to his car.”
It was considered that The Holyhead Coastguard team could use their helicopter to help in the rescue efforts, the NEWSAR spokesman said.
The spokesman added “The helicopter also had a look at winching the casualty but there was considerable danger of displacing the paraglider canopy due to the downdraft, potentially causing the casualty to fall. So in the end it was NEWSAR that provided the solution.”
North Wales Police, The Welsh Ambulance Service , North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Wales Air Ambulance Service attended the scene, yesterday (20th March) afternoon.