Thursday 27 April 2017

Man (42) dies after hang glider crashes into marshland at nature reserve

Relatives have been informed but formal identification has not yet been carried out
Relatives have been informed but formal identification has not yet been carried out

Ben Mitchell

A 42-year-old man has died after his hang glider crashed into marshland at a nature reserve.

The man was found by Coastguards at the Medmerry Nature Reserve in Earnley, West Sussex, following the accident at 5.10pm on Tuesday but he was confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics.

Relatives have been informed but formal identification has not yet been carried out, according to Sussex Police.

A force spokesman said: "The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) and the British Hang Gliding Association have also been informed.

"We understand AAIB will be leading on the investigation into the cause of the crash."

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