Paraglider in critical condition
Johannesburg - A man was severely injured during a paragliding accident east of Hartebeespoort, North West, on Sunday morning, paramedics said.
The man's equipment apparently tangled on a rocky outcrop, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.
Rescue workers searched for the man, and found him hanging upside down.
A medical helicopter was called and landed in a clearing about 200m away.
A trauma doctor and flight paramedic hiked to the patient.
He was found in a critical condition, having sustained severe head and spinal trauma.
Wicks said he was treated on the scene, immobilised and airlifted to Netcare Union Hospital.