Paraglider injured in Rhossili, Gower, crash

Paraglider rescued at Rhossili - photo by Peter Gingell An RAF helicopter airlifts the injured man to safety after the Wales Air Ambulance was unable to reach him

A man has been airlifted to hospital in Swansea after crashing while paragliding at Rhossili on Gower.

The 33-year-old man plunged into the hills overlooking Llangennith Sands at around 13:00 BST on Saturday.

He suffered chest and spinal injuries and was airlifted to Morriston Hospital by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Chivenor.

The condition of the injured man is not yet known.

The Wales Air Ambulance was also called to the scene but was unable to lift the injured paraglider to safety, prompting a call to the RAF.

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