First responders rescue man stuck in tree while paragliding

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GURLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Multiple first responders rescued a man who was stuck in a tree while paragliding near Randolph Lane in Gurley on Saturday afternoon.

The man was stuck in a tree near the Keel Mountain Hang Gliding Launch. HEMSI spokesperson Don Webster said HEMSI responded to the call at 2:12 p.m. on Saturday.

An Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) helicopter rescued the man shortly after 5 p.m. after he had been stuck for almost three hours. Webster said the man has a possible leg injury and is being taken to Huntsville Hospital.

ALEA, Huntsville Fire & Rescue, Gurley Police, Gurley Volunteer Fire Department, and HEMSI responded to the scene.


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