Hindustan Times (East UP)

Mumbai tourist’s parachute stuck on tree, rescued

- Mohan Rajput letters@hindustant­imes.com

RUDRAPUR: A Mumbai-based woman tourist’s parachute got stuck on a tree in Bhimtal of Nainital district, following which she was rescued safely by police and paraglidin­g staff, said an official.

Ramesh Bohra, in-charge, Bhimtal police station said, “A couple from Mumbai had gone to enjoy paraglidin­g on Naukuchiya­tal. As she flew with the pilot strong wind started blowing. Her parachute got stuck near the landing site in a tree. She was rescued by the police and the paraglidin­g staff.”

Kunal Raj arrived at the paraglidin­g site along with her husband Rohil Vaid in the evening on Monday to enjoy paraglidin­g.

Staff of the paraglidin­g agency refused permission due to bad weather. The woman insisted on enjoying the gliding, said police.

On her constant insistence, the paraglidin­g pilot took her for the flying. As they flew downward strong wind started blowing and the parachute changed its direction and got stuck near the landing site. On seeing this, paraglidin­g staff rushed to the spot. Police too reached on informatio­n, said official

The rescue operation was launched, woman and the pilot were rescued safely after an hour. The couple reached the police station and declined to lodge a complaint against the paraglidin­g agency and the pilot.

Bohra said, “Since woman herself had insisted on paraglidin­g despite the staff’s refusal because of bad weather, therefore the couple took no interest in registerin­g a complaint of the incident. She expressed gratitude toward police and paraglidin­g for rescuing her.

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