Paraglider, 28, airlifted to hospital after crash-landing in North Staffordshire

A 28-year-old paraglider was airlifted to hospital after crash landing in a North Staffordshire.

Emergency services descended on the  Manifold Valley after the aircraft came down in a field close to Wetton, near Leek.

He was treated for ‘potentially serious injuries’ before the Midlands Air Ambulance flew him to the Royal Stoke University Hospital at 10.11am last Saturday (May 16).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We sent the air ambulance from Tatenhill, two land ambulances, a paramedic officer and Community First Responder to the scene.

“Crews treated one patient, a man, who was the paraglider, for potentially serious injuries before taking him by air ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.”

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Staffordshire Police were called to the scene at 10.20am.

A spokesman said: “We were called out by colleagues from the ambulance service shortly after 10.20am on Saturday, May 16 to reports a paraglider had crashed in a field off Alstonefield.

“A 28-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries not deemed life changing or threatening.”

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