Man dies in paragliding accident

A paraglider crashed and died on Lion’s head on Wednesday December 23.

A 57-year-old man died on Wednesday December 23, when his paraglider crashed on Lion’s Head.

Johan Marais, spokesperson for Wilderness Search and Rescue, said they had been informed about the incident around midday.

Mr Marias said: “A 57-year-old local male had been fatally injured when his paraglider crashed into the mountain. More technical rescuers were airlifted to the accident scene to retrieve the body and temporarily secure the paraglider apparatus. The body was then airlifted off the mountain.”

Mr Marais added that it was unclear what had caused the accident and that the matter had been handed over to police for further investigation.