A man has died following a paragliding accident in Glenmalure.

A search operation involving the Dublin/Wicklow mountain rescue and the Garda was launched after the man failed to return home.

The man’s body was discovered in a field at Ballinacor Estate at around 8am on Sunday morning.

Councillor Pat Kennedy who lives in the area said “ It’s a very tragic accident, my condolences go out to the man’s family at this sad time, I would like also to praise the work of the Emergency services and the mountain rescue.

 

It is understood the man is from the North Dublin area.

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