By Chris King • 08 August 2021 • 18:28
Two paragliders die in Tenerife.
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TWO paragliders die in Tenerife when their two-seater unit crashes just after take-off
According to sources from 112 Emergencies in Tenerife, two men have died today, Sunday, August 8, after a two-seater paraglider they were using, fell back down to the ground and crashed, just after taking off from Izaña, in the Las Cañadas del Teide region of the Canary Island.
The incident occurred at 10.10 am in the morning, when 112 received a call reporting the accident, at which point they immediately mobilised the Guardia Civil’s Emergency and Rescue Group (GES), along with personnel from the Teide National Park, Cecopin, and also the Tenerife Fire Brigade, and Civil Protection service, to the location of the accident.
Arriving promptly at the scene, the GES helicopter crew located and rescued the two crash victims, who were transferred to the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) ambulance services that had also been deployed, consisting of two ambulances, and a medical helicopter.
While medics from the SUC team tended to the first man, who was in cardiorespiratory arrest, the other man, also in cardiorespiratory arrest, was attended by the GES crew, but despite the best efforts by both medical teams to assist them, both men were confirmed dead at the scene, with the Guardia Civil launching an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident, as reported by 20minutos.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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