British expat dies in Cadiz paragliding accident

Published:  23 Jun at 6 PM
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A British woman has been killed in a tragic paragliding accident in Spain’s southern Cadiz province.

The 48-year-old expat, who lived in the town of La Linea de la Concepcion, died when her canopy folded in midair shortly after taking off on Sunday.
Sources said that the Brit, who has so far only been identified by her initials L.P., said that she was an experienced paraglider who got into unexpected trouble just 30 metres after take-off when her chute became entangled.

Witnesses explained that she fell straight to the ground, landing face first, and died instantly on impact.

The area where she plummeted to was hard to access on foot as it was in the Sierra de Lijar mountain range, meaning helicopters had to be flown in to help recover the body. Firefighters were also called in to help just before 3:00pm, and it wasn’t until 7:00pm that her body was recovered.

Paragliding has become increasingly popular in southern Spain since the 1980s, with Andalucia gaining a reputation as the Mecca for the extreme sport as well as other such adrenaline-fuelled activities. Among the most renowned locations for the sport in the region are the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Grazalema Natural Park.
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