Spanish paraglider rescued in Kangra Valley

Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Oct 24 (ANI): Spanish paraglider Jose Lewis, who was found in Palampur after being missing for several days, was rescued here on Wednesday. Confirming the same, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Baijnath Vikas Shukla stated that the paraglider was successfully uplifted from Bir Billing hills of Kangra valley. "Spanish paraglider rescued this morning, successfully lifted up in Bir, Kangra," Shukla said. Lewis had taken a flight from Bir Billing in Kangra on Saturday and was reported missing since then. He was later found alive in Palampur. A rescue team was constituted by Baijnath SDM to find the paraglider. Yesterday, a paraglider of Singaporean descent, Kok Choonk Na, was found dead in the Billing hills. His body was recovered by the rescue team. A number of foreign and domestic paragliders have swarmed the valley in the run-up to the Paragliding Pre-World Cup to be held in Bir Billing from November 27. Over 160 paragliders are expected to turn up for the three-day event.
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