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Karnataka: Indian Navy Captain dies in paragliding accident

An Indian Navy Captain Madhusudan Reddy died on Friday morning due to a paragliding accident. The deceased who hailed from Andhra Pradesh was killed after the powerglider plunged into the Arabian Sea in Karnataka's Karwar.

T Raghavan T Raghavan
New Delhi Updated on: October 03, 2020 10:48 IST
Karnataka: India Navy Captain dies in paragliding accident

Karnataka: India Navy Captain dies in paragliding accident 

An Indian Navy Captain Madhusudan Reddy died on Friday morning due to a paragliding accident. The deceased who hailed from Andhra Pradesh was killed after the powerglider plunged into the Arabian Sea in Karnataka's Karwar. 

The Captain (55) and his family members had come to Karwar on Friday morning from Bengaluru and were at the beach in the evening. 

The incident happened due to an alleged engine failure. While, the instructor managed to escape unhurt in the incident. He was rescued by the life guards and the fishermen.

Incidentally, it was the first day of the resumption of parasailing activities at the beach after the lockdown imposed due to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In paramotoring, a chute is attached to a seat powered by a motor. A motor is attached at the back of the seat which thrusts the seat upwards. The rider who is harnessed to the seat is lifted into the air.

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