After crashing into some trees on Keel Mountain, a paraglider was successfully rescued by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) State Troopers.
The crash happened around 2:12 p.m. Saturday afternoon when the glider hit some trees. The rescue took about two hours and 40 minutes.
Gurley Volunteer Fire Department initially responded to the scene along with Huntsville Fire and Rescue and Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc. (HEMSI) paramedics.
Because the glider was too high up for rescue crews to reach by climbing, an ALEA helicopter was called in to air lift the paraglider to safety. He was then evaluated in a HEMSI ambulance at the bottom of the mountain.
He was taken to Huntsville Hospital for observation. He had a possible lower leg injury.