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(JUPITER, Fla.) — A man has been hospitalized after falling about 150 feet from his paraglider over a beach in Jupiter, Florida, according to police.

The incident happened on Monday evening, the Jupiter Police Department said in a news release. The man was airlifted from Ocean Cay Park to St. Mary’s Medical Center for medical treatment.

The man was identified as Damian Leroy by his coworkers at Jupiter Kiteshop, according to local newspaper The Palm Beach Post. The paper reported police said that Leroy was expected to survive.

The incident was caught on video by beachgoer Andrew Volde. In the video, obtained by ABC News today, Voldge can be heard yelling, “He’s jumping, he’s going to jump!”

It appeared that Leroy jumped from the paraglider after the engine on his motorized paraglider had mechanical issues, witness Camila Nylen told The Palm Beach Post.

“Something wrong happened with his motor,” Nylen said. “He did the best he could because it happened in an instant.”

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