Paraglider dies after falling into the water near Start Point

By Maria Zaccaro   |   Local Democracy Reporter   |
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 2:28 pm
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A man has died after falling into the water while paragliding near Start Point (Credit: Kingsbridge Police)

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A paraglider has died after falling into the water near Start Point in the South Hams.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 2:35pm on Tuesday, July 23.

The man was pulled from the water and CPR was carried out on the beach, but he died at the scene.

Police said a second paraglider managed to land safely at Hallsands, but the relationship between the two is not known.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said the coastguard, paramedics, RNLI, two air ambulances, a coastguard helicopter and local officers all attended.

The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association and the Air Accident Investigation Branch are being informed.

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