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Man Dies While Paragliding in Iceland

By Iceland Review

The police in Selfoss received a call yesterday afternoon that a man had hit a cliff on the western slope of Mt. Ingólfsfjall while paragliding. Police officers, search and rescue members and medical workers from Selfoss and Hveragerdi went to the scene immediately but the man was dead when they reached him.

According to, the accident occurred high up on the mountain and special equipment was needed to reach the location.

The man’s companion witnessed the accident and immediately contacted emergency services through the 112 hotline.

The man jumped from the mountain on the paraglider but then a slow northwestern wind carried him to the rocky area where he hit the cliff with the aforementioned consequences.

A brush fire started shortly before the rescue operation took place. Smoke drifted across the scene of the accident, which made the operation more difficult. Firefighters were quick to extinguish the fire.

The Selfoss police department is investigating the paragliding accident.

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