Paraglider crashes near pier

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Picture: Gary Sissons

A MAN in his 30s was taken to Frankston Hospital with back injuries on Saturday afternoon (5 October) after his paraglider spiralled and then crashed into the ground at Flinders.

It is understood the man was holidaying in Australia from the Unites States and was making one of his first flights in this country.

Emergency crews took about two hours to rescue the man from bushes at the base of a cliff near Flinders pier.

The man reportedly took off from the car park above the pier before crashing at about 2.30pm.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 8 October 2019

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