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Two paragliders airlifted to hospital after colliding mid-air in Wicklow

The incident happened at the Glencree Heritage Centre in Enniskerry.
Apr 18th 2014, 6:35 PM 28,543 20

Updated 06.45am

TWO MALE PARAGLIDERS have been airlifted to Tallaght Hospital this evening after they collided mid-air in Wicklow.

Emergency Services attended the scene this afternoon at Kippure mountain, near the Glencree Heritage Centre.

The coastguard helicopter was dispatched to the scene after they received a call at 4.11pm local time.

One of the paragliders is believed to be uninjured and able to walk, while the second man, a 33-year-old male, is believed to have injured his arm and shoulder.

The second man was reported to be drowsy at the scene, where medical services attempted to keep him warm and keep his neck straight.

One of the men was airlifted to hospital.

The Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the two men had now been removed from the hill by Rescue 117.

First published 17.25pm, 18 April 2014

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