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Paraglider rescued from trees in Morris County

Paraglider rescued from trees in Morris County
East Texas Rural Civil Defense

POSTED: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:32pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:56pm

Emergency crews are responded to a man stuck in a tree in Lone Star Thursday night.

According to the Morris County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called out to the scene of a paraglider who crashed into trees near Houston Street. 

Longview Fire Department was called to the scene, but the man was in the process of being rescued by a crane truck when they arrived.

It's unclear what made the man crash his aircraft. A witness told KETK the paraglider was trapped in the trees for about an hour.

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