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Hang glider cliff rescue caught on camera

"It was a really good operation. Very slick, took no time at all," fire and rescue officer Scott Bennett said.

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Ben Hooper

MONA VALE, Australia, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in suburban Sydney rappelled down a cliff to rescue a woman who became stranded when she crashed while hang gliding.

Fire and rescue officials said a specialist crew rappelled down the face of the cliff Wednesday in Mona Vale, north of Sydney, to reach the hang glider, who was stranded about 60 feet above the ground.

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The rescuers, whose efforts were caught on camera, were able to lower the woman to the beach below, where paramedics said she was uninjured.

"It was a really good operation. Very slick, took no time at all," fire and rescue officer Scott Bennett said.

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