A PARAGLIDER had to be rescued after crashing into a cliff.

The paraglider was forced to make an emergency landing on a 100-foot high cliff at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight.

The man, whose name and age is not known, called the coastguard team to say that he needed assistance.

A spokesperson for Solent Coastguard said the paraglider was stuck on the cliff, and a rope rescue team were dispatched to the area to rescue him.

The man was then checked by police and the Solent Coastguard team, and he suffered no injuries.