Paraglider Hits HT Lines

A paraglider pilot flew into HT cables in Torrenueva Costa and was seriously injured.

GRA TNC Paraglider Hits HT LInesThe victim, an elderly foreign citizen, came down near Cabo de Sacratif, which lies between Motril and Torrenueva and is where the lighthouse is.

The emergency call centre received several calls to say what had happened, so the Motril fire service was sent out to rescue him.

As you can see from the photo, the accident happened on a very steep hillside, which made the rescue operation even more difficult, especially as first they had to find him. They finally located him on the hillside above the N-340 tunnel mouth at the Carchuna end.

The rescuers had to cross fenced-in agricultural land and even needed to cut a chain on a gate to gain access.

The paramedics examined the flyer, who was over 70, and found that he had a fractured pelvis, as well as other less serious injuries.

Once they got him safely to the waiting ambulance, he was taken to Hospital Santa Ana.

(News/Noticias: Torrenueva Costa, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  1 comment for “Paraglider Hits HT Lines

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    December 9, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Look out; he’s behind you! Doh” No he’s not. It’s a HT Line right in front of you. Real bad luck.

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