Paraglider, 91, survives crash onto rocks in Sydney

PARAGLIDER, 91, survives crash onto rocks in Sydney

Joss Bots, a 91-year-old man has miraculously survived after his paraglider crashed into the sea beside a cliff in Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Sunday, November, 15. The veteran paraglider, who has 40 years experience, was found by Ambulance NSW stranded on a rocky outcrop with the tide rapidly coming in.

“I went down like a rock and I just hit the rock face with my feet and fell in the water,” Mr Bots told 9News.

Speaking of Ambulance NSW who came to his rescue, Mr Bots said:

“I owe them my life, that’s for sure.”

Ambulance NSW Acting Inspector Dave Stubb said:

“To be paragliding at his age and able to self-extricate, it’s an amazing job by him and just goes to show you can do anything at any age.”


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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