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Ralph Skora
Ralph Skora

Man who died in apparent paragliding accident in Wicklow has been named

An investigation is now under way in relation to the incident.
May 12th 2019, 11:15 AM 60,119 11

Updated May 12th 2019, 3:10 PM

A MAN IN his 40s who died following an apparent paragliding accident yesterday has been named as Ralph Skóra.

Ralph is understood to have been on the Wicklow mountains and failed to return to his north Dublin home yesterday.

A Garda spokesperson said officers participated in a search alongside Wicklow Mountain Rescue and the Irish Coast Guard.

“At approximately 8am this morning the man’s body was discovered in a field at Ballinacor Estate, Wicklow together with wreckage,” the spokesperson said.

Irish Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association members were informed in their Facebook group:

It is with deep regret we wish to inform all pilots that Ralph Skora died tragically following a paragliding accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

A post-mortem is due to take place later.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit have been informed of the incident and will commence an investigation.

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