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Austrian flyer rescued twice in two weeks

2011-10-16 22:06

Vienna - An Austrian paraglider had to be rescued off the same cliff for the second time in two weeks, after he tried to retrieve equipment abandoned the first time around, police said on Sunday.

The 27-year-old man had had to leave his €4 000 para glider behind when he was rescued by helicopter on October 2, after crashing into the cliff near Salzburg, where he was literally left hanging, although uninjured.

Hoping to retrieve the expensive equipment, the young man and a friend got stuck again on Saturday on the same cliff and had to be rescued again... with the equipment this time.