Gironde: A Paraglider is Killed in an Accident at Dune du Pilat

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A Paraglider has died in the Gironde, at Dune du Pilat

ACCIDENT: An Austrian paraglider aged 42 years died Wednesday night during a fall on a beach below the Dune du Pilat in Gironde …

An Austrian paraglider aged 42 years died Wednesday night during a fall on a beach below the Dune du Pilat in Gironde, reported Thursday by the emergency services. According to firefighters, the accident occurred around 7pm. The paraglider dropped on the beach after a “loss of control of the veil” and the man “was declared dead on the spot” , said the fire department of the Gironde.




The Pilat Dune, the highest dune in Europe (110 meters), located at the entrance to the Arcachon Basin, is a center for paragliding “We identify regular accidents on the Dune du Pilat, mainly because of the increasing number of practitioners of the sport, but these accidents are rarely fatal” , stressed firefighters.

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