Man in his forties killed in coastal paragliding accident
Published 05/06/2016 | 19:07
A man in his forties has been killed in a paragliding accident.
The incident occurred near the Gormanston army camp in Meath at approximately 6pm on Saturday evening.
The man crash-landed at Benn Head, which is close to the barracks.
The man was flying with an engine-powered glider and crash-landed in a few feet of water, according to the Irish Coastguard.
"In spite of the efforts from ourselves, the Gardai, Fire service, ambulance service and members of the public, the male died a short while later," a Coastguard spokesperson said.
"Our sincere condolences to his family and friends."
An air accident investigation has been launched into the incident.