Paraglider dies in Yorkshire Dales after suffering 'medical episode'

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A paraglider died after suffering a medical episode in the Yorkshire Dales.

Rescue crews found the man near Ribblehead, near Ingleton, at 2.10pm on Saturday afternoon, after they were alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service. They've said 'there was nothing to suggest a crash'.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Cave Rescue Organisation issued the following statement on Facebook, it said: "The Team were alerted again by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with a potentially serious incident involving a paraglider near to Ribblehead.

"A number of other emergency services were also attending. One of our vehicles, with advanced medical personnel on board was redirected from Malham and a Duty Controller was also sent to the scene. Other members were called to our Depot to await developments.

"On arrival at the scene a large number of emergency service personnel and resources were present. It appeared that the man in question had suffered a medical episode following his flight. There was nothing to suggest a crash. Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Our members assisted in recovering him to an ambulance nearby and the Team was stood down.

"Our thoughts are with the deceased’s family and friends, and with all our friends and colleagues in the local paragliding community."

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