73-year-old paragliding instructor killed in cliff-face crash
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73-year-old paragliding instructor killed in cliff-face crash

Passenger, 15, moderately hurt in accident near Herzliya; military helicopter called in to retrieve the two, who were trapped halfway up the cliff

Rescuers at the scene of a paraglider crash the killed one person and wounded another, atop a seaside cliff near Herzliya, August 28, 2019. (Magen David Adom)
Rescuers at the scene of a paraglider crash the killed one person and wounded another, atop a seaside cliff near Herzliya, August 28, 2019. (Magen David Adom)

A 73-year-old paragliding instructor was killed Wednesday afternoon when his paraglider crashed into the side of a cliff near the coastal city of Herzliya.

His 15-year-old passenger sustained moderate injuries, mainly to her extremities, according to Magen David Adom rescuers.

A helicopter from the army’s Unit 669 search-and-rescue team was scrambled to help paramedics reach the pair, who were left stranded on the side of the cliff, overlooking the Mediterranean beach at Arsuf.

The passenger was airlifted to a local hospital.

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.

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