German paraglider crashes in Cape Town

2012-02-28 09:15

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Cape Town - A German tourist was seriously injured when his paraglider folded and he crashed near Camps Bay, Cape Town, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Cape Times reported that the tourist, known only as Mr Ulrich, had taken off on his second flight of the day from Lion's Head on Monday.

Birdmen Paragliding owner Barry Pedersen told the newspaper that by the time he opened his parachute it was too late as he was near the ground.

He crash-landed at Maiden's Cove, near Camps Bay, injuring his leg.

"He has been paragliding for years, but this was his first time piloting in South Africa. It was an isolated accident... usually turbulent air can cause something like this," Pedersen said.

The tourist was in a stable condition in hospital.

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