A paraglider was skewered by a giant splinter after crash landing in a forest. The photos below show how a tree branch impaled 36-year-old Ivan Krasouski, from Belarus. He was flying near the village of Loshany close to Minsk when a strap snapped and he lost control, plummeting into a forest. A sharp log spiked his shoulder as he crashed. Rescuers cut him free from the wreckage of his powered paraglider and took him to hospital, with the giant log still embedded in his shoulder. He posed for photos as he waited to have the branch removed by emergency room medics. Doctors later freed him from the giant branch. The paratrike pilot told local media he had crashed into some pine trees and at first he didn’t realise he had been impaled. Krasouski kept his sense of humour during the horrific accident, joking that he was like Groot from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.