Incidents March 7, 2020
[SEDGEFIELD] Two critically injured in tandem paragliding incident
Two people have been critically injured after their paragliding chute allegedly collapsed, sending them plummeting to the ground in Sedgefield today. The 28-year-old male passenger and the instructor, a female believed to be in her 30s, suffered critical back and pelvis fractures in the fall. It is believed that a sudden change in wind folded the chute while they were still high up.
ER24 paramedics as well as Sedgefield’s Fire Department were on scene at 12:45 this afternoon. Both paragliders were treated with Advanced Life Support interventions and immobilised before being transported to a private hospital in Knysna for further care.