Crews safely rescue paraglider caught in tree in Easthampton

Hampshire County

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A paraglider has been safely rescued following a paragliding accident in Easthampton Saturday afternoon.

Mountain Road on Rt. 141 was closed temporarily Saturday as rescue teams responded to a paraglider in distress.

According to the Holyoke Fire Department, the paraglider landed in trees short of his intended landing field. No injuries were reported.

Easthampton police announced on the department’s Facebook page, the rescue of the paraglider just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

State Police, Western Massachusetts Tech Rescue Team, Easthampton Fire Department and the Holyoke Police Department also assisted in the rescue operation.

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