Amazing story of survival as a NINETY-ONE year-old paraglider crashes into the ocean off Sydney and manages to swim to shore and clamber onto rocks where he sits calmly while being treated by paramedics
- A paraglider has survived after crashing into the ocean off the coast of Sydney
- The 91-year-old swam to rocks near Warriewood Beach after the crash landing
- Paramedics are treating the elderly man for wrist and leg injuries at the scene
An elderly paraglider pilot swam to shore and clambered on to rocks after crashing into the ocean off Sydney’s northern beaches.
A rescue operation is underway to evacuate the 91-year-old from a cliff face near Warriewood Beach.
Police and paramedics arrived at the scene before 6pm on Sunday after reports the man had crashed his paraglider into the water.
A paraglider has survived (pictured) after crashing into the ocean off the coast of Sydney
The 91-year-old swam to rocks near Warriewood Beach (pictured) after the crash landing
Footage from the scene showed the paraglider being treated by paramedics, seeming alert and relatively uninjured.
He appeared to have a minor cut to his wrist, and NSW police said he injured his wrist and leg in the crash.
‘The man has been checked at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and appears to only have cuts and bruises,’ they said.
The chute and engine have been retrieved from the water.
Paramedics (pictured) are treating the elderly man for wrist and leg injuries at the scene