New Delhi, Oct 25 (PTI) The Army today rescued a US citizen after he was injured in an accident while paragliding in the vicinity of Himachal Pradesh’s Palampur, sources said.

The citizen, identified as Barry Roberts, was paragliding alone near Palampur (in the Kangra Valley) around 3 pm, when his paraglider hit a rock face at 3,900 metres altitude, they said

“The International Emergency Response Coordination Centre approached Indira Gandhi International airport (in Delhi) for rescue… subsequently, he was rescued by the Army’s helicopter unit,” the sources said.

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