British man killed in tragic hang-gliding accident in Portugal Latest News

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British man killed in tragic hang-gliding accident in Portugal Latest News

A BRITISH hang-glider has died after an accident in the Algarve.


Algarve hang-glider deathGETTY


QUICK RESPONSE: Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene, but were unable to save him

The victim, aged around 70, went into cardiac arrest after hitting the ground near a restaurant in Quelfes a short drive from the city of Faro.

The tragedy happened just after 5pm today.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene.

The owner of the unnamed restaurant, a few hundred feet from where the hang-glider came down, told a local paper: “I was working and didn’t hear any noise”


Faro hang gliderGETTY


TRAGEDY: A British hang-glider died after hitting the ground in the Algarve


“I only found out because a customer came in and told me it had happened”


Restaurant owner

“I only found out because a customer came in and told me it had happened.”

The victim, who has not been named, was flying alone.

Quelfes, part of the municipality of Olhao, is a 20-minute drive from Faro.




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