FATAL JUMP: Briton dies after crashing over rocks while paragliding from ‘safe’ tourist spot

OLUDENIZ, TURKEY: An elderly British man has died in a chilling paragliding crash at one of Turkey’s most popular tourist spots. Frank Lally, 62, fell on sharp rocks after his single jump with a paraglider in Oludeniz, Turkey, went horribly wrong on Tuesday October 4. The incident happened around 2 a.m. when Lally, an adventure sports enthusiast, took off. from the tourist hotspot for paragliding, located at 6,000 feet above sea level.

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The nightmarish accident was witnessed by several passers-by who immediately called the emergency services team for help. Lally was rushed to Fethiye State Hospital in an ambulance after the Gendarmerie Search and Rescue Battalion Command and the National Medical Rescue Team arrived at the scene to help with his rescue.

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Shocking footage from the scene shows paramedics loading the victim onto a stretcher as witnesses at the scene attempt to steer the ambulance through rough terrain. But tragically, the 62-year-old succumbed to his injuries and died despite the best efforts of paramedics and medical experts. However, it is still unclear how Lally’s fun paragliding jump turned into a fatal accident. Turkish MPs have launched an investigation into the matter to determine the cause of the fatal crash.

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Paragliding flight in Fethiye over the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, Turkey (Getty Images)

Babadag Mountain is considered one of the best paragliding spots in Europe thanks to its stunning views and ideal conditions. The region is visited by hundreds of tourists every year. The tourist season ends in early November, just as the colder months begin to set in.

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However, this is not the first time a tourist has died in a paragliding accident at a popular tourist spot. In September 2022, another Briton died in a mountainous region of Spain. Emergency services were called to the scene after passers-by spotted the man falling near the Pico Gallinero peak in the Aragonese Pyrenees, near the Spanish border with France, at around 1.30pm on Thursday September 2022.

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A police helicopter arrived at the scene with officers from the Greim Mountain Rescue Team, who performed CPR on the 50-year-old man, who sadly died. The Greim Mountain rescue team said his death was the result of “severe injuries” from his fall.

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