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Paraglider rescued from trees in Hunterdon County

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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