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Maharashtra Tourist, 30, Falls Hundreds Of Feet To Death As Paragliding Harness Fails In Kullu

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A tourist from Satara, Maharashtra, died while paragliding in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Suraj Sanjay Shah, 30, who died in the tragedy, was taken on a paragliding adventure by a pilot in Dobhi village in the Kullu district on Saturday.

He And His friends Eere in Manali

Shah was among a party of four people that arrived in the area and made paragliding reservations, according to police at Kullu’s Patalikuhal Police Station. He and his friends were on a trip to Manali.

Witnesses claim that the victim plummeted hundreds of feet during a tandem flight, possibly as a result of harness malfunction. While the tourist passed away instantly, the paraglider’s pilot was unharmed.

Gurdev Sharma, the superintendent of police in Kullu, stated on Sunday that authorities had been informed that a person had fallen from a paraglider that was flying in the Dobhi region at a very high altitude.

Complaint Made By aFriend of His

According to a complaint that one of Shah’s pals submitted with us, a female friend of theirs took a paragliding flight before Shah and safely descended to the ground. Shah was then placed in the vehicle, and soon after it took off, Shah fell to the ground from a height of between 300 and 400 feet, according to police constable Vijay Kumar, who spoke with Indian Express.

Pilot Vimal Dev was detained by the police and charged with violating Sections 336 of the Indian Penal Code (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence).

Himachal has Prohibited Sports since January.

The Himachal Pradesh High Court prohibited paragliding and all other adventure sports in the state in January of this year after taking strict note of the death of a 12-year-old child from Bengaluru owing to an accident at the Bir Billing paragliding site.

A technical committee was to be established by the court to examine the locations of the adventurous activity venues. The majority of the equipment was discovered to be unapproved by the technical committee, and many operators’ registrations were flawed. In April, only those operators who could meet the necessary conditions were allowed.

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