Paragliding Santa rescued after getting caught in overhead power lines

A paragliding Santa had to be rescued after getting caught in overhead power lines.

THE daredevil dressed in Father Christmas’s traditional suit managed to get himself tangled precariously in power lines in Rio Linda, California, on Sunday, December 20, prompting a rescue operation.

According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, the Santa impersonator was trapped for over an hour.

Tweeting a video and photographs of the rescue mission, the fire department said: “That moment when your training pays off #SantasHelpers”.

“We are happy to report #Santa is uninjured and will be ready for #Christmas next week, but perhaps with a new sleigh!”

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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