Paraglider from Chiba dies in northern India


A man who was paragliding in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state died Friday after losing control of the free-flying glider, local police said.

The police identified the man as Makoto Sakuma, 39, from Chiba Prefecture.

Sakuma crashed into a mountain after losing control of the aircraft and was taken to a hospital but died of his injuries, they said Saturday.

The well-known paragliding spot in the Himalayan mountains was the site of the Paragliding World Cup in 2015.

According to a local newspaper, a Russian man also died in a paragliding accident in the state on Tuesday.