Haute-Savoie: Two Serious Paragliding Accidents


On 20 June 2020, two serious paragliding accidents took place in Haute-Savoie. The two men were brought to Annecy Hospital in critical condition.

Chamonix Paragliding - Brevent Take Off
Chamonix Paragliding - Brevent Take Off

Paragliding accident in Plan Praz

On 20 June 2020, the PGHM of Chamonix intervened for a paragliding accident in Plan Praz, in the Chamonix commune.

A 54-year-old Irishman suffered serious injuries from a paragliding accident. The victim was evacuated to Annecy hospital.

A paraglider fell 100 meters into Lake Annecy

On 20 June 2020, at 2.30 pm, a paragliding accident took place over Lake Annecy, near the town of Doussard, in Haute-Savoie.

According to the rescuers, the 46-year-old man fell 100 meters (328 ft) into the waters of Lake Annecy. He was found by a boater, who transported the victim back to the shore, in Doussard.

From there, the victim was taken care of by a medical team, then transported to the Annecy Genevois Hospital Centre, via Dragon 74 helicopter. According to the rescuers, the man suffered serious injuries.

Sources @France Bleu, Le Dauphine, France3-regions.

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