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Man experiences terrifying paragliding accident in Austria

Dramatic footage has emerged of a paraglider getting his chute tangled in mid-air and experiencing a terrifying free fall.

The video, captured in Kossen, Austria on June 14, shows the rider's reserve chute getting tangled up with the glider, causing the craft to spiral rapidly downwards.

The rider can be heard screaming as he hurtles down to earth.

Fortunately, a tree softens his landing, and he falls to the ground shaken but relatively unharmed.

According to the filmer, he spent the next 6 days in hospital but no surgery was required.

"DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!" the filmer wrote online.