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German Paraglider Crashes in Paul do Mar

A German paraglider crashed yesterday afternoon into the escarpment overlooking Paul do Mar, and due to the difficulty of his location, was only rescued this morning. 

The Calheta Volunteer Firefighters were alerted to the occurrence at 5:49 pm yesterday and mobilised a team of 16 officers and five vehicles to the scene.  Unfortunately, the paraglider had crashed into a very difficult area to access, and the rescue teams were only able to reach him in the early hours of this morning. 

According to a firefighter source the German paraglider was fit, well and refused medical treatment.

Samantha Gannon
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