A paraglider crashed into trees in a woodland and became stuck 70 feet above ground.
Emergency services flocked to the woods in Llangollen, Wales, following the crash.
There was initially confusion about how the man could be rescued from such a precarious position.
But he was eventually brought down to safety with the help of a search and rescue volunteer who climbed the tree before helping him down using ropes.
Despite the drama of the incident, the man escaped injury and was able to walk back to his car.
A spokesman for North East Wales Search and Rescue said: ‘Team members were called by North Wales Police at 12.40pm to rescue a paraglider pilot trapped around 70 feet high in a tree near Llangollen.
‘When we arrived several other agencies were on site as well.
‘One of our team members used his professional tree climbing skills to get above the casualty so a rope system could be built to lower him gently to he ground.
‘Fortunately he hadn’t suffered any injuries in the crash and was able to walk away to his car.’
The Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Wales Air Ambulance Service all attended.
The Holyhead Coastguard was also called in to see if their helicopter could help.
The spokesman added: ‘The helicopter also had a look at winching the casualty but there was considerable danger of displacing the paraglider canopy due to the downdraft, potentially causing the casualty to fall.’