Paragliders warned over Aberystwyth hill 'shortcut'

Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth The paraglider became stuck trying to climb back up Constitution Hill via the cliff

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Paragliders who jump off Aberystwyth's Constitution Hill have been warned by coastguards not to climb back up the 400ft (120m) cliff as a short cut.

The warning comes after two paragliders flew down to the beach and one of them tried to return by scaling the cliff.

A 10-strong coastguard rescue team found the man stuck about 150ft (45m) from the summit.

A spokesperson said: "Our advice is do not attempt to climb cliffs as a short cut back to the top."

Dyfed-Powys Police called in the rescuers after receiving a call from the man's wife who was on Constitution Hill.

The coastguard's Aberystwyth and Borth rescue teams were sent to the scene while two RNLI inshore lifeboats patrolled off the beach.

The man on the cliff face was pulled to safety and both men left unharmed after the incident last Friday.

A spokesman for Milford Haven Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre said: "If you get into difficulty, ring 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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