A PARAGLIDER who died after crashing into rocks has been identified as a 52-year-old man from Bury, Lancashire – but he has not yet been named.
The man fell around 50ft after launching off Buckstones Edge, off New Hey Road.
West Yorkshire Police yesterday confirmed the man’s age and where he lives.
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue, were called to assist the man alongside Yorkshire Air Ambulance, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service HART teams.
A Holme Valley Mountain Rescue statement released yesterday added: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to family and friends of the victim at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them.
Unfortunately due to the severity of the fall there was nothing anyone in attendance could do and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.’’
The paraglider had launched in what was described as ‘perfect conditions’, but got in to difficulty on the rocks.
The tragedy occurred at a local beauty spot, which is popular with both paragliders and hangliders, who launch off the crags next to the main car park to fly over March Haigh valley.