A PARAGLIDER is feared to have suffered spinal injuries after falling heavily from a hight at Devil's Dyke.

Emergency services including crews from the South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to the popular beauty spot at 1.45 pm on Monday.

Several paramedics were dispatched to the scene alongside the air ambulance.

Pictures taken from the scene show the injured paraglider being stretchered away from the scene while dozens of onlookers watch on.

It is understood casualty was transferred to the hospital via road and not the air ambulance.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: "At 1.45 on October 11, we responded to reports of someone falling heavily from height paragliding.

"We sent ambulance crews to the scene and were joined by the air ambulance service, who worked together to treat the paraglider who was suffering from potential spinal injuries.

"The paraglider was assessed and treated before being taken into Royal Sussex County Hospital by road."