UPDATE NOON: THE police forensic crash unit is investigating the cause of a paramotor accident west of Ipswich this morning.

A Warwick man aged 30 sustained spinal injuries when he lost control of his paramotor and crashed to ground while skydiving over Atkinson Dam about 7am this morning.

The man has been airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

Although serious, his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

THE police forensic crash unit is investigating the cause of a paramotor accident west of Ipswich this morning. #Must Credit: 7 News Queensland
THE police forensic crash unit is investigating the cause of a paramotor accident west of Ipswich this morning. #Must Credit: 7 News Queensland Contributed

Ipswich district duty officer, Senior Sergeant Lindsay Kuhrt, said it was not known if the crash was caused by mechanical failure, human error, or some other variable.

"The paraglider has been seized for inspection by police," he said.

"It looks as though he was using the type of paramotor that you wear like a back pack, which allows your legs to dangle down."

A large group of skydivers was in the area over the weekend, enjoying a series of jumps.

The man was believed to be involved with a group that was taking one last drop before heading home today.

EARLIER: AN EARLY morning adventure has left a man in his 30s with lower back injuries.

Paramedics were called to Atkinson Dam Rd at 6.56am this morning after reports a man crashed his paramotor.

Queensland Ambulance Service said the man sustained a lower back injury after his powered paraglider failed.

West Moreton Critical Care paramedic Adrian Gielis attended the crash along with two other QAS crews this morning,

"For some reason he lost control and ended up crashing into the ground from approximately 15 feet in the air," he said.

 

 

Luckily, an off-duty paramedic was one of the first on the scene and was able to treat the man before paramedics arrived.

The man was taken to the PA Hospital by helicopter in a stable condition.



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