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Paraglider killed in 150ft plunge

A paraglider has died after falling 150ft near cliffs, the Coastguard said.

Emergency services were alerted just after 5pm on Saturday when a leisure boat user witnessed the paraglider crash close to a golf course at Staddon Heights, near Plymouth, Devon.

Brixham Coastguard, plus Plymouth and Yealm Coastguard rescue teams responded alongside a land and air ambulance.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: "When the individual was finally located it was discovered that he was beyond assistance and was pronounced dead on arrival."

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "Officers are at the scene and are in the process of investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident."


From Belfast Telegraph