Israeli Paraglider lands in minefield

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    A man is rescued by an Israeli armed forces helicopter after crashing his paraglider in a minefield near the Syrian border September 2, 2006

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli man was stuck in the middle of a minefield near the Syrian border Saturday after crashing his paraglider and severely injuring himself.

    The unidentified man took off from a peak in the Golan Heights and drifted east toward the Syrian and Jordanian borders before crashing in the minefield, injuring his legs and breaking several bones, rescue services said.

    "He's in the process of being rescued," an army spokesman said.

    Paragliding, in which participants jump off tall peaks or cliffs with a parachute strapped to their back, is a popular sport in the Golan, where there are many steep mountains along Israel's northeastern border.

    The man's parachute is believed to have malfunctioned.
  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Bummer, some folks have all the luck :eek:
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