A PARAGLIDER who crashed into a tree has been rescued this afternoon at Stanwell Tops.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews joined NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and State Emergency Service crews to reach the 30-year-old man, who veered off course from the nearby paragliding launch pad around 12.30pm.
The paraglider found himself stuck in the tree, around 25 metres off the ground, just west of Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
The man’s chute was dangerously caught on an outlying branch.
The rescue experts combined resources to establish two support lines on the tree and attach a winch, allowing the man to cut himself free from his tangled parachute and slowly lower himself to the ground, unharmed.
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