Paraglider Crashes Into Power Lines, Knocks Out Electricity

Sep 27, 2017
Originally published on September 27, 2017 8:52 am

A paraglider knocked out electricity in a Pinellas County neighborhood after crashing into power lines.

St. Petersburg firefighters helped untangle the paraglider Tuesday morning after he landed in the lines.

WFLA reports the man was taken to a hospital with leg injuries, but was conscious and talking with firefighters. He apparently was shocked either when he hit the wires or hit the ground.

Power crews were called to remove the paraglider equipment from the lines.

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