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Paraglider rescued from tree in Volusia, officials say

Incident reported on Wiggley Farms Road in Deltona

DELTONA, Fla. – A paraglider was rescued from a tree Friday morning in Volusia County, officials said.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m. in the 2100 block of Wiggley Farms Road in Deltona.

Officials said the man, who lives out of state, made a miscalculation that resulted in him getting tangled in the tree.

The man, who was not seriously injured, told News 6 that he was hanging about 50 feet from the ground for 15 minutes before firefighters helped him.

"I took off and didn't turn enough to the right and hit a tree," the man said. "It's a great sport. I just didn't have enough experience yet, but I'm having a great time doing it. I'm not going to get discouraged, I'll be up again next week, probably."

No other details have been released.

Watch News 6 for updates.


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