A paraglider was skewered by a giant splinter after crash landing in a forest.
Extraordinary pictures 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, say reports from Belarus.
He posed for pictures as he waited to have the branch removed by emergency ward medics. Doctors later freed him from the giant splinter.
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