Tributes paid after father-of-two dies in paragliding accident in Co Wicklow

Tributes paid after father-of-two dies in paragliding accident in Co Wicklow
Ralph Skora.

Latest: Tributes have been paid to a man who died in a paragliding accident in Co Wicklow.

He has been named as Ralph Skora, 30s, a paragliding enthusiast and married father-of-two.

Mr Skora was out on the Wicklow Mountains yesterday. The alarm was raised when he failed to return to his home in north Dublin.

Following a search by gardaí, Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue and the Irish Coast Guard Rescue, his body was recovered this morning at around 8am in a field at Ballinacor Estate in Wicklow. Wreckage was also found at the scene.

The Irish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association paid tribute to Mr Skora today and extended their sympathies to his friends and family.

"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. The accident is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Unit with the assistance of the IHPA. The AAIU will report in due course."

Man, 30s, dies following paragliding accident in Co Wicklow

The body of a man in his 30s has been discovered following an apparent paragliding accident in Co Wicklow.

The man is believed to have been on the Wicklow Mountains yesterday and failed to return to his home in north Dublin.

The alarm was raised and a search was then conducted by gardaí, Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue and the Irish Coast Guard Rescue.

A man's body was discovered at around 8am this morning in a field at Ballinacor Estate, Wicklow. Wreckage was also found at the scene.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place on the man's remains later this morning.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit has been informed and will launch an investigation into the incident.

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