Paraglider rescued after crashing in Bendigo State Forest

AN air ambulance crew winched a paraglider from dense scrub in the Bendigo State Forest after he crashed yesterday morning. 

Ambulance Victoria spokesperson John Mullen said the injured paraglider was a 35-year-old man. 

Mr Mullen said the man landed heavily in remote bushland and was flown to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne. 

“He ended up with fractures in both legs but is in a stable condition.” 

Paramedic Owen Curnow said the area was difficult to access, which is why an air ambulance was called. 

Bendigo SES units were also part of the operation to find the injured man.


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