Hindustan Times (East UP)
Mumbai tourist’s parachute stuck on tree, rescued
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.