ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A paraglider was rescued Sunday night after becoming entangled in trees in Hunterdon County, according to a post on the Quakertown NJ Fire Company’s Facebook page.
At around 8:30 p.m., fire and EMS crews responded to the Alexandria Airfield in Alexandria Township for a “subject in a tree needing a ladder,” authorities said.
According to the post, a paraglider became entangled in the trees and the sole occupant was uninjured but needed assistance to get down safely. The safest and best course of action was to use a ladder truck.
Emergency crews set up lighting and other equipment that would be needed. Once the ladder was in place, a rescuer was able to get the occupant on the ladder and the propeller and motor were then removed off their back and secured on the ground, authorities said.
The person was able to walk down the ladder under their own power, the post said.
It was unclear what caused the paraglider to become stuck in the trees.