Lucky es­cape in pow­er­line col­li­sion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A MAN has made a lucky es­cape af­ter crash­ing into pow­er­lines with his mo­torised hang­glider on Mon­day morn­ing.

It is un­der­stood the man in his 20s had been fly­ing a gy­ro­copter around the Cas­sowary Coast area when he crashed into pow­er­lines at a lo­ca­tion off Sun­down Rd at 7.30am.

“The pa­tient has fallen from power lines into a sugar cane pad­dock,” a QFES spokes­woman said.

Queens­land Am­bu­lance con­firmed paramedics treated the man at the scene for a mi­nor lac­er­a­tion to his head, but he was oth­er­wise un­harmed. He was trans­ported to In­n­is­fail Hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

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