KOTA KINABALU: A paraglider has died after strong winds suddenly caught his parachute after he landed, which caused him to slam into a concrete wall in Menggatal near here on Friday (Dec 30) afternoon.
The victim, who is a paragliding pilot, had just completed a jump and had disengaged his passenger from the parachute but had not taken his own harness off.
A strong gust of wind suddenly carried him off the ground again before he slammed into a concrete wall.
Police are still gathering more information about the incident.
Kota Kinabalu acting police chief Supt Kalsom Idris confirmed the incident.
“We will issue a statement later. Investigations are ongoing,” she said when contacted.