Paraglider's emergency landing on Isle of Wight cliff

Paraglider's cliff-side rescue

Paraglider's cliff-side rescue

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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 yesterday afternoon.

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

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