Paraglider crashes, dies near Manilla

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A man died after his paraglider crashed at Mt Borah near Manilla on Sunday.

Emergency services received reports of a paraglider injured at Mt Borah on Winbourne Road, 40km north-west of Tamworth, just before 6pm.

The para-glider, a 25-year-old German man, was assessed and airlifted from the site to Tamworth Base Hospital but he died on arrival.

Police who attended the scene were told that the para-glider stalled in the air, lost altitude and hit the mountainside.

Inquiries are continuing and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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