British man killed following paragliding accident

By Sportarsh Team
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A British man, 50, was killed in a paragliding accident in the Spanish Pyrenees.

The unnamed Brit was given CPR by two people, but by the time police and rescuers arrived, he had died from his injuries.

The cause of the accident is now being investigated on the mountain peak, which is not far from where British hiker Esther Dingley was discovered dead last year following her disappearance in November 2020.

Friday’s operation was carried out by the same mountain rescue team based in the Pyrenees town of Benasque that was involved in the search for the Oxford graduate.

Paragliders are said to launch from the south side of the Gallinero Peak, which is in the Castejon de Sos municipality and offers breathtaking views of the Pyrenees, including Spain’s third-highest mountain, Aneto.

A 52-year-old Barcelona man perished in a previous paragliding accident in almost the exact same location in June. Reports at the time suggested that a human error may have caused the catastrophe.

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