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Spanish paraglider 'in perfect health' after five-day India ordeal
25 October 2018 @ 11:48

A SPANISH paraglider missing for five days in the north Indian mountains has finally been rescued – in perfect health.

José Luis Bernal García, from Asturias, disappeared on Friday after jumping off a peak in Bir Billing, the village hosting an international paragliding championship this summer, in the Himalayan State of Himchal Pradesh.

He was found alive on Monday and, although his friends said he had 'sufficient material to survive a few nights', they had become very worried and José Luis' state of health was not known.

“The Spanish citizen is safe and well,” said magistrate of the subdivision of Baijnath, Vikas Shukla.

“It was a clean rescue with no incidents.”

José Luis' friend and fellow paraglider – one of the five who had accompanied him to India – Sento Córdoba met the resued Spaniard as he got off the helicopter.



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