paragliding incident gatineau park

A man was rescued from the mountainside Sunday afternoon after a paragliding incident in Gatineau Park. (CBC)

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital in serious condition after losing control of his paraglider and ending up stuck on the mountainside in Gatineau Park on Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses told CBC News the man was paragliding off the Eardley Escarpment just before 2 p.m. when a strong gust of wind caused his wing to spin out.

Police said he was part of a group taking a paragliding lesson.

The man was rescued and taken to hospital.