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Paraglider critical after Salford crash

police tape[A]n investigation has been launched after a man was critically injured when his paraglider crashed to the ground.

Shortly after 8am on Sunday 21 May 2017, police were called to reports that a paraglider had crashed at City Airport in Barton, Salford.

The ambulance service attended and a 55-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The cause of the incident is as yet unclear, so police are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.

Sergeant Lee Westhead from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “My thoughts are with the man and his family at this time.

“My officers are working hard to establish the circumstances of this incident. If you saw what happened or have any information, then I would ask that you contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit as soon as possible.

“I am particularly keen to speak to individuals with photographs or videos of the incident or the aftermath.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741, alternatively call 101 or the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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