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Getting up was easy the first time: the injured paraglider is stretchered back

Phuket Paraglider Crashes to Earth

Saturday, May 22, 2010
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''BREAK A LEG'' is the good luck message before actors go on stage. In paragliding, though, there is no such thing as a lucky break, as this paraglider discovered today on Phuket.

From paragliding to paramedics was his sad journey. Up, then down he soared, taking off at first from the hilltop near the landmark Phuket wind turbine south of Nai Harn beach.

About 4.30pm the luckless Thai glider crashed into the base of the hill, rather than landing on the target on Nai Harn beach. Rescuers had a difficult climb down to him, then a long ascent back up with the stretcher.

Some of the best paragliders in the world were in action today, with No 1 and No 2 showing how it's done, swirling and diving in the winds and landing right on target.

The Phuket Fun Fly event was swarming with photographers, and it continues on Sunday when winds are favorable.

The paraglider with the broken leg was being taken to Vachira Hospital in Phuket City for treatment.
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Ok. Some guy wishes to jump off a cliff in an apparent attempt to end his own life or to experience the greatest orgasmic thrill without involving sex, ever. I have no problem with that but please don't involve our already stretched emergency services when it all turns to sh*t and doesn't go your way. They have enough legitimate accidents to attend to.

Hard to believe this event is backed by local tourism authorities and other local media as a "fun" event.

Could have been worse, maybe flown into the blades of the big fan instead. At least it would only require a shovel, a bucket and a mop to clean it up, no ambulance needed.

Posted by innocent bystander on May 22, 2010 20:43

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Sorry dude, but it is not gravity that put you in this position, the earth sucks.

Get better reu reu you brave man.
Chock dee.

Posted by Robin on May 22, 2010 20:46

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I new this would happen

Posted by Jamie on May 25, 2010 00:15

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thank's for never posting my comment, had enough

Editor: Jamie, you filed six comments in a row. I put up some then had other things to do. Most people file one or perhaps two comments per sitting. I'll go back now and free a few more of your comments.

OK, so now people can read: ''I knew this would happen.''

and there was your other comment:

''barka on Sunday May 23,
yes i agree the editor is very stuborn and all way's think's he no's everything and that he is right, i think they need a editor, who dose not think he is perfect :) ( A thai person would be heap's better''

I hate to say this, but aren't you being a little demanding of someone you'd be glad to see replaced?

Posted by Jamie on May 25, 2010 23:34


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