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On edge paraglider rescued from tree

Jumper gets chute entangled, pulls out phone and dials the police for help

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Mount Arbel, with the Sea of Galilee in the background, northern Israel. (photo credit: Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)
Mount Arbel, with the Sea of Galilee in the background, northern Israel. (photo credit: Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

A paraglider attempting a jump from a mountain in northern Israel had to call police for help after winding up ensnared in a tree shortly after jumping Sunday.

The pilot attempted to jump off a cliff on Mount Arbel, next to the Sea of Galilee, and was immediately snagged by the limbs of an overhanging tree. Dangling over the void, the trapped jumper called the cops.

The Israel Police tweeted that the parachutist asked for help because he was stuck in a tree. The man said he was in good condition, but unable to dislodge himself.

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Police dispatched emergency services to rescue the man, including a helicopter.

Volunteer medics at the scene told Maariv that the helicopter successfully rescued the man after an hour of work. He was treated on location and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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