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Brit, 50, dies in paragliding accident within the Pyrenees mountains


The 50-year-old’s physique was taken away by a police helicopter after an incident on the south facet of a 8,572ft mountain peak referred to as Pico Gallinero within the Aragonese Pyrenees.

Civil Guard have been alerted at roughly 1.30pm on Thursday and officers from the Greim mountain rescue workforce responded whereas a police chopper was mobilised.

They’re mentioned to have found one other two folks practising CPR on the unnamed Brit once they reached the scene, however he died because of the severity of his accidents.

The causes of the accident at the moment are below investigation.

The mountain peak will not be removed from the spot the place British hiker Esther Dingley was discovered useless final yr following her November 2020 disappearance.

The identical mountain rescue workforce based mostly within the Pyrenees city of Benasque that took half within the seek for the Oxford graduate, participated in Thursday’s operation.

The useless man’s physique is now at Huesca’s Provincial Hospital and a autopsy is anticipated to happen inside the subsequent 48 hours.

The south facet of the Gallinero Peak, which is within the municipality of Castejon de Sos, is believed to be a take-off website for paragliders eager to get pleasure from spectacular views of the Pyrenees together with Spain’s third-highest mountain Aneto.

A neighborhood agency which organises flights says on-line that “it’s a singular setting for a magical expertise.”

In June a 52-year-old man from Barcelona misplaced his life in an earlier paragliding tragedy in nearly the identical spot.

Stories on the time linked the tragedy to a doable human error.


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