The paraglider who crashed into Lion’s Head on Saturday, February 20 unfortunately died, according to the South Africa Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA).

An Air Mercy Service (AMS) helicopter was sent to rescue a paraglider from Lion’s Head on Saturday after they crashed into the side of the mountain that faces the Clifton beaches, reported JWI News at the time.

Medics were sent to the scene and the person was airlifted from the mountain.

In a statement on Sunday [February 21], the SAHPA said they received reports that the young male pilot who was involved in a speed-flying accident is later died of his injuries. The nature and circumstances of the crash are unknown.

SAHPA confirmed that he was not a SAHPA member, nor a licensed paraglider pilot.

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