Rescuers scramble to save Austrian dangling from Thai cliff

Update: Grasser was successfully rescued as of 4pm.

Rescue were racing Monday afternoon to save an Austrian dangling from a cliff in the Thai south after his parachute became entangled.

Johannes Grasser has been dangling at 175 meters above the ground after his morning attempt to jump from the cliff ended with his chute getting caught up in foliage. Blood can be seen coming from a wound to his right leg.

Police said they were alerted to his precarious situation on Phatthalung province’s Khao Ok Talu mountain at about 9am.

Grasser is said to have come to Thailand to perform for children on Saturday, which was Children’s Day. This morning he ascended stairs to the peak of the small mountain and jumped. Police believe strong winds and a change in direction likely caused the accident. 

As of 3pm, Provincial Police Region 9 officers had brought in a helicopter to attempt a rescue.

Grasser was successfully rescued at around 4pm. 

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