This is the dramatic moment a paraglider jumping from more than 150 feet became tangled in a tree.
The unnamed man, in his 40s, is believed to have jumped from the roof of a building on Manor Road in Bournemouth.
But his glider got stuck in the branches of a treetop on the way down and he needed help urgently.
He can be seen hanging from a tree about 30 feet off the ground in pictures on Friday.
Fortunately, local residents spotted the man and alerted the emergency services.
Tony Higgins, who lives next door, said: “I got home around 6.30pm and saw fire engines and police cars on my way to my driveway.”
“It’s so unusual to see an ambulance here that I went straight to a neighbor to find out what was going on.”
“That’s when I found out it was a paraglider stuck in the tree and I checked.”
“I think he must have jumped off the top of our building and the parachute didn’t open until halfway up.”
“He was lucky that the tree was there.” It could have ended very differently if he had been just a few meters from where he fell.
“It took them about an hour to get him down and another 15 minutes to get his parachute out of the tree.
“He didn’t seem hurt at all, which is very lucky.” Hopefully it teaches him not to do it again.”
Police, firefighters and an ambulance responded at the scene, using a turntable ladder to get close enough to safely cut the ropes before bringing him back to the ground.
It took the rescue team another 15 minutes to successfully unravel the paraglider’s ropes and wires.
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