A PARAGLIDER escaped serious injury when he crashed into a house soon after take off.

The drama happened in La Herradura when the unlucky local man was caught by a freak gust of wind.

The airman slammed into the side of the home in the La Gemelas urbanisation and crashed 20 feet to the ground.

The paraglider tumbled down a staircase into the garden of a house, where members of Almunecar Fire Service and paramedics were soon on the scene.

Although complaining of a severe headache, the paraglider did not sustain any serious injury and was transferred to Motril Hospital for observation.

It was the second paragliding accident in a week in La Herradura, which attracts enthusiasts from all over Europe.