British paraglider dies in Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen area
A 36-year British paraglider died on Wednesday afternoon after an accident in the Lauterbrunnen area in the canton of Bern.
The Brit, a resident of canton Bern, is thought to have taken off from the village of Mürren, police said in a statement.
He then got into difficulties and crashed onto the main road from Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg in the Lengwald area.
The road was closed at the accident site.
Despite attempts by passers-by to resuscitate the man and the presence of emergency services, the man died.
Investigations into the accident are now underway.
In August, a British BASE jumper died in the Lauterbrunnen area after he slammed into a cliff face during a jump near Mürren.