Stunt Gone Wrong: 'Santa Claus' Gets Stuck In Live Wires While Delivering Candy

stunt gone wrong: ‘santa claus’ gets stuck in live wires while delivering candy

A paragliding 'Santa' hoping to spread some Christmas cheer crashes into power lines.

Using a 'hyper light' craft, the unidentified 'Santa' was on his way to deliver Christmas candy canes to kids in the Rio Linda community, California.

However, the timing and bearing went wrong, and he ended up landing on some power lines.

stunt gone wrong: 'santa claus' gets stuck in live wires while delivering candy

The Sacramento Fire Department later helped him to safety after hours of waiting.

The incident was shared widely on social media after people saw him tangled in live wires 40-feet in the air.

The California Highway Patrol of North Sacramento wrote on Facebook:

"We typically don't respond to a 'Rudolph lane-changed me' call. But when you get multiple calls ... it's best to go check it out."

"Turns out Santa was trying to get some last-minute fun in before the holiday and got into a hot wire situation."

Using specialist equipment, including 40ft, extendable ladders, rescue teams managed to free the 'Santa.'

Around 200 homes in the area lost power for a while as the rescuers turned off the electricity to safely reach the man.

Thankfully, the man didn't suffer any injuries.

stunt gone wrong: 'santa claus' gets stuck in live wires while delivering candy

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said they didn't know the 'cause' for the accident. But 'Santa' had been planning 'to deliver candy canes in the community to brighten spirits during this 2020 holiday season.'

And while the outing didn't quite pan out the way the man hoped, it's the thought that counts.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District's Christ Vestal said:

"He was trying to deliver candy canes to kids that were playing through in the community. We commend him for that."

"It's unfortunate, but we all need to remember that there's still good out in the world there are people doing good things, and look at the brightness of the holiday season."

Meanwhile, Crystal Kennedy, a resident who lives near the site of the crash, told Sacramento's CBS13:

"[We] sees the man 'flying around all of the time. It's like some kind of go-kart with a parachute on top of it.'

"He was just flying over here to drop off some candy canes for the kids. And, that's when he experienced engine problems."

The man isn't the first flying Santa to take a tumble in the name of Christmas cheer.

Back in 2017, George Krokus was planning to make a festive surprise entrance to a charity volleyball tournament in Tampa Bay.

So, he decided to skydive to spectators while hoping to drop off a toy to a 9-year-old girl.

He instead crashed into a tree, a pole before finally landing on the beach.