Rock musician dies in Romanian powered paraglider accident
Published 11/07/2016 | 13:21
A Russian rock musician has died after his powered paraglider plunged into a lake south of Bucharest, Romania.
The man, identified as Nik Baydin, a Russian who plays with Romanian band The R.O.C.K, died on Sunday evening after the flying apparatus, known as a paramotor, fell into a lake near the village of Comana.
Medics tried to resuscitate him for one hour, but failed. The Romanian pilot was transported to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Baydin, a vocalist and guitarist for the band, lived in Bucharest, and the group had staged a concert there on Friday.
Fans have been called to gather to remember Baydin on Monday evening in Bucharest. He is survived by his British wife, Fern Baydin.