'Crash Landing' Sequel? Korean Paraglider Rescued After Getting Stuck In Tree In Sabah

He drifted off-course because of wind conditions and other technical problems.

Cover image via Daily Express

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A South Korean paraglider was rescued after getting stuck in a tree about 50m above the ground in Menggatal, Kota Kinabalu

According to Sabah's Daily Express, 50-year-old Cha Woo Sung took off from the renowned Kokol Hill on Sunday, 28 January, but had veered off course due to wind conditions and other technical problems.

He then found himself entangled in a tree.

Sabah's Fire and Rescue Department were alerted to the incident and dispatched a team of firemen to rescue him

Cha was reportedly found approximately 1km from his take-off spot.

According to The Star, Lintas Fire Station chief Agustavia Joe Guasi said Cha was suspended midair for about 40 minutes before firemen managed to bring him down to safety using a lowering method.

He was safely brought down and did not suffer any injuries from the incident.

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