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PARAGLIDER RESCUED FROM OCEAN IN NEWCASTLE

A paraglider has narrowly avoided a nasty crash in Newcastle, forced down onto rocks after launching from a seaside cliff.

The flyer, thought to be from Canberra, had just taken off from Strzelecki Lookout with a weak southerly breeze, but couldn’t gain altitude.

He made a forced landing on the rockshelf at the Bogey Hole, unclipping his harness before being dragged into the sea by the canopy.

The man was later helped to safety.

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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