Paraglider Injured After Striking Powerline in St. Petersburg

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Paraglider Injured After Striking Powerline in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue was dispached to the area of 60th Street and 1 Ave N at approximately 9 am on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Paraglider entangled in powerline in St. Petersburg. Photo courtesy of St. Pete Fire Rescue

Crews found a middle aged male paraglider tangled up in powerlines. The paraglider appears to have been powered by a paramotor.

He did receive electrical burns to his lower extremities and was trauma alerted to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

A small number of people in the immediate area were left without power. Duke Energy arrived on-scene to remove the device from the lines and restore power to the area.

Updates when available.

Paragliders were seen and heard in the area just prior to incident

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