In the end, he was fortunately saved.

In a circumstantial rescue, mountain rescuers managed to free a glider that had been entangled in the steel cables of a wire rope course in southern Germany, in the Chiemgau district of Upper Bavaria, in just 11 hours.

The parachutist was a 26-year-old German who was caught in the steel cables at the highest point of the cable car lift in the Hochfelln ski resort near the Austrian border, about 80 meters off the ground.

Mountain rescuers were alerted Thursday afternoon, and the lift was immediately stopped. In order to be able to release him by glider, they first had to help about 20 cable car passengers on the ground, using straps for this.

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It was not possible to rescue him by helicopter.

The man’s fall was prevented by wrapping himself between the support ropes. He was only released on Friday morning, after which he was taken to the hospital.


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