A PARAGLIDER was saved by mountain rescue teams and airlifted to hospital following an accident in a remote area.

Rescue workers including the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team and the North West Air Ambulance service were called to Parlick Pike, near Chipping in the Ribble Valley at around 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon to reports of an injured paraglider.

The adventurer was seen to by rescuers and paramedics before he was strapped onto a stretcher and winched by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to be airlifted to hospital for treatment.

It is currently unknown what condition the paraglider is in.

A spokesman for Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue said: “On Saturday, the team were called to Parlick Pike to a paragliding accident.

“The North West Air Ambulance service attended and left members of the team and equipment to the incident site where the casualty was treated and transferred to the team’s stretcher before being winched by a coast guard helicopter for transfer to hospital.”

The Bowland Pennine rescue team provides 365-day mountain search and rescue service across the whole of Lancashire, and beyond when assisting other teams.