Paraglider airlifted after crash in Shropshire

A paraglider has been airlifted to hospital after crashing into a rock face in south Shropshire.

The accident happened just before midday on Clee Hill near Dhustone Close.

Firefighters from Ludlow, Church Stretton and Wellington helped transfer the injured man to the air ambulance. His condition is said to be stable.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the man, 44, had been conscious and able to call for help.

"The man suffered a dislocated fractured shoulder and a back injury.

"He was given pain relief before being immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board.

"Given the difficult location of the man, it was decided by the doctor to airlift him to hospital as it was impossible for a land ambulance to reach him.

"With help from the land crews, fire and police, the man was carried around 200 feet up the hill to the awaiting helicopter before being airlifted the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further assessment and treatment," the spokeswoman said.

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