Japanese Paraglider Dies Near Kobarid

By , 15 Aug 2019, 20:03 PM News

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STA, 15 August 2019 - A 69-year-old Japanese paraglider was killed after falling from a great height onto the slopes of a 1,673 metre-high mountain above the village of Breginj in the Kobarid area in western Slovenia on Thursday.

The Nova Gorica Police Department said they had been notified of the accident on the slopes of Mount Kobariški Stol just before 1am.

A helicopter rescue team was deployed, but on arriving at the scene established that the man had been dead on the spot.

The police ruled out any foul play, but will file a report on the accident with the Nova Gorica District Prosecutor's Office.

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