Bulwer: Lucky escape for young paraglider

2009-04-13 00:00

A paraglider in his early 20s had a lucky escape after he allegedly flew into the side of a mountain in Bulwer.

Instructor Hans Fokkens told The Witness that Dave Scott had only suffered a torn groin ligament after the crash on Sunday.

“We are always very careful so we took all the necessary precautions and immobilised him.”

Scott, described as having a “medium” amount of experience by Fokkens, was flown to Medi-Clinic Hospital by a Netcare helicopter and kept overnight for X-rays and observation.

He was free-flying at the time of his accident.

Attempts to contact Scott yesterday were unsuccessful.

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