Elda (Alicante): 45-year-old man dies in a paragliding accident

Sierra del Cid mountain range, Elda, Alicante, Spain. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

A 45-year-old man died in a paragliding accident in Sierra de Camara, Elda, Alicante in the Costa Blanca according to Onda Cero today, June 19.

The tragic accident occurred yesterday afternoon around 2:30.pm and is currently under investigation.

It appears the paraglider plunged into the mountain without the emergency parachute being able to slow down the speed another paraglider who witnessed the incident confirmed.

Once alerted, personnel from Elda fire station, as well as a group specialised in mountain rescues and an Alpha 01 medical helicopter were deployed to the scene of the accident.

From the aerial vehicle, the paraglider was located first and a few metres away the casualty appeared next to the emergency parachute.

At the time of his location, the injured man had injuries “incompatible with life”, according to the Provincial Fire Brigade Consortium.

Sadly, it appears the medical team that assisted him could do nothing to save the man’s life.

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Anna Ellis

Originally from the UK, Anna is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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