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Indian origin paraglider dies in Himachal Pradesh, this happened

paraglider has been identified as Sanjay KR Devarkonda

In a major incident, an Australian man of Indian origin died in a crash in Mandi of Himachal Pradesh.

The man came about his death during paragliding in the area.

The paraglider has been identified as Sanjay KR Devarkonda.

It is said that he went missing after he took off from Bir Billing paragliding site yesterday.

Soon a rescue operation was launched to find him.

His body was found after six hours of search near Joginder Nagar area and has been sent for post-mortem.

A Spanish paraglider Jose Lewis, who had been missing since five days, was found in Palampur yesterday.

It was informed that Lewis had taken a flight from Bir Billing in Kangra on Saturday and was reported missing since then.

A rescue team was constituted by Baijnath SDM to find the paraglider. Food, warm clothes and medicines had been air-dropped, before he was airlifted.

A number of foreign and domestic paragliders have swarmed the valley in the run-up to the Paragliding Pre-World Cup to be held in Bir Billing from November 27.

Over 160 paragliders are expected to turn up for the three-day event.

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