Paraglider loses his life after crashing in the Granada municipality of Monachil

Image of paraglider. Credit: Anton Watman/

A crash in the Granada municipality of Monachil claimed the life of a 35-year-old paraglider.


According to Emergencias Andalucia 112,  a 35-year-old man lost his life today, Monday, March 13, after suffering a fall while paragliding in the Granada municipality of Monachil.

The incident occurred a few minutes before midday. A member of the public placed an emergency call to the 112 switchboards. They informed the operator that they had observed a person falling from the sky while practicing paragliding in the Monachil takeoff area, near the road to Purche.

112 immediately deployed patrols from the Guardia Civil and Local Police to the location, along with an ambulance from the 061 Health Emergency Centre (CES), Infoca firefighting personnel were also dispatched.

Sources from the Guardia Civil and the health services confirmed that the paraglider was killed instantly by the fall. No further information has been released by the authorities regarding the circumstances under which the tragic event occurred.


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