Hang glider stuck in tree

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Emergency services are currently rescuing a hang glider who is stuck in a tree in Poynings.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident off Saddlescombe Road just before 3pm today (September 18).

Thehang glider stuck in a tree. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Thehang glider stuck in a tree. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

A spokesman said the hang glider had got stuck 80 feet up in a tree on the north-side of Devil’s Dyke.

She added: “The incident is on-going and several agencies are on scene, including the heart team from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), a technical rescue unit, a HM Coastguard rescue helicopter and air ambulance.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said the man, believed to be in his fifties and from North London, is not reported to have been injured.

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The hang glider is not reported to have been injured. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

The hang glider is not reported to have been injured. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

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An air ambulance at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

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