#GlobalNews: « Paraglider okay after crashing in Mission, B.C. forest – BC »

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A pretty good save Tuesday night for Mission Search and Rescue near Cascade Falls, where a paraglider had crashed into a tree at around 7:00 p.m.

“It was about 700 metres elevation through some fairly thick, dense forest. Access was the biggest issue.”

Brian Moffat from the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue says he was called in to help at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.

“He sort of down-climbed from where his chute had gotten tangled up in the tree at about 150 feet, and he was just basically bear-hugging the tree when we located him,” he said.

That’s when Moffat’s day job kicked in.

“Well, I’m an arborist by profession, so I basically climbed up the tree to where he was and set up a lowering system, to lower him down safely.”

The paraglider wasn’t hurt and everyone walked out after first light.

Ridge Meadows SAR was one of three other teams who responded to the call.

Moffat says it’s the third or fourth time he’s climbed up a tree to help rescue someone, and that ironically as a kid, he was afraid of heights.

Note: « Previously Published on: 24 August 2017 | 5:10 pm, as ‘Paraglider okay after crashing in Mission, B.C. forest – BC’ on GLOBALNEWS CANADA. Here is a source link for the Article’s Image(s) and Content ».

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