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Shocking Moment Man Is Left Dangling By His Hands From Paraglider

Claire Reid

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Shocking Moment Man Is Left Dangling By His Hands From Paraglider

Footage captured the terrifying moment a man was left dangling by his hands after a paraglider was lifted off the ground and up into the air. You can see how it unfolded here:


The video shows two people strapped into a paragliding aircraft and dressed in all the suitable gear, including crash helmets, just as it’s about to take off in the village of Las Vizcachas in Puento Alto in Cordillera, Chile

However, a man who appears to be a worker - and who is wearing no protective gear and isn’t hooked up to the harness - seems to be trying to stop the craft from lifting off. 

But he’s no match for the wind and seconds later, he’s pulled off his feet and into the air. 

He’s left hanging onto the front of the harness as the paragliders get higher and higher - and fair play to him, he appears to be a lot calmer than I would be in his position. 

Credit: CEN
Credit: CEN

Fortunately, before things get too scary for the bloke, the main paraglider is able to manoeuvre the aircraft so it lowers back to the ground. They also correct its course so that it heads near a hill.

After getting as low as possible, the worker lets go of the paraglider and falls to the ground below while those who were supposed to be onboard carry on into the sky. 

The shocking incident is being investigated by the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) after the video went viral over the weekend. 

The DGAC said: "In the face of videos circulating on social networks, of an incident involving a paraglider in the village of Las Vizcachas, in the commune of Puente Alto, the DGAC is compiling all the background of the case."

Credit: CEN
Credit: CEN

They went on to request that ‘the aeronautical community to respect the current aeronautical regulations in our country, especially those who carry out this type of activity’. 

After the footage was shared, social media users expressed concern for the man, who still took a bit of a tumble. 

But according to local media, he managed to - somehow - escape unharmed.

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Topics: World News

Claire Reid
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