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British paraglider found dead near Dharamsala

Richards Samson (45), a British paraglider pilot, died in a crash landing in Mana Hills overlooking Dharamsala town on Monday. A rescue team retrieved found his body on Tuesday.

punjab Updated: Nov 20, 2013 13:03 IST
HT Correspondent

A British paraglider was found dead after he crashed into the Manadhar hills near Thathri village 8 km from here on Monday. The body of Richard Samson (45), a free flyer, was retrieved on Tuesday.


Police said the pilot had flown to Dharamsala from Billing Valley on Sunday. He stayed at Bhagsunag and was scheduled to return on Monday. "He went missing on Monday soon after take-off. His friends filed a missing report with the police, while a rescue team from Bir-Billing also arrived," said additional superintendent of police ASP, Kangra, Mohit Chawla.

He said the post-mortem was conducted in the local hospital and Samson's family and British High Commission had been informed.

Sources said though the British national had a valid passport, he had reportedly overstayed his visa. Chawla, however, said the matter was being investigated.