A paraglider in the vicinity of Clifton 1st Beach needed to be airlifted to hospital after sustaining injuries in an accident on Monday evening [December 14].

At about 6.47pm, NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay duty crews were activated following reports that a 45-year-old male paraglider had collided on a Clifton beach.

NSRI medical crew from both NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay, City of Cape Town (CoCT) Fire and Rescue Services, CoCT Law Enforcement, SA Police Services, Community Medics, Life Health Care response paramedics, CSO (Community Security Organisation), WC Government Health EMS and Netcare 911 ambulance services responded.

On arrival the patient was medically treated by paramedics for his injuries.

A Netcare 911 helicopter was dispatched and the patient was airlifted to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

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