Paragliding Accident at Porterville on 9 February 2022

SAHPA has learned of male foreign pilot who had a paragliding accident at Lewenkop near Porterville. The patient was extracted by Air Mercy Services (AMS) and admitted to Cape Gate Mediclinic.

Unfortunately there are very few other details available.

Pictures: Lindsey Cyster (Flight Paramedic)

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