Rescuers seek to reach paraglider stranded on cliff after mid-air collision


A rescue operation has been launched after a paraglider crashed in to a cliff following a mid-air collision with another paraglider.

One of them managed to land but the other crashed in to the cliff at Catacal on the Isle of Arran and was left injured and suspended in an inaccessible position.

The mid-air collision happened at around 4pm above the Isle of Arran.

Belfast Coastguard sent the Arran Coastguard Rescue Team to the scene and asked the Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter from Prestwick to attend.

Members of Arran Mountain Rescue team were transferred to the cliff top by the rescue helicopter and will attempt to recover the male paraglider using cliff rescue equipment.

Police Scotland and Scottish Air Ambulance are also at the scene.

It is not known whether the paraglider who managed to land is male or female.