Hang glider crash in Chale

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A female paraglider crashed in Chale this afternoon (Wednesday).

The woman, thought to be an experienced local paraglider, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital following the crash near Blackgang.

It’s thought the woman, who was initially thought to be flying a hang glider, suffered possible spinal injuries.

Cliff rescue teams from Ventnor and the Needles coastguards assisted the operation, while a doctor,  who was in the area at the time, also provided assistance.

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