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British paraglider, 62, killed after smashing into rocks following take off from 6,300ft mountain

The Briton, 62, jumped from the Babadag paragliding center in Fethiye to the popular Aegean hotspot on the Turkish Riviera

A 62-year-old British paraglider is killed after hitting rocks after taking off from a 6,300ft mountain in Turkey

  • The tourist jumped from the popular Babadag paragliding spot in Oludeniz
  • He hit rocks shortly after taking off and was rushed to hospital
  • But doctors failed to revive the 62-year-old holidaymaker

A British paraglider has been killed after hitting rocks after taking off from a 6,300ft mountain in Turkey.

The Briton, 62, jumped from the Babadag paragliding center in Fethiye on the popular Aegean hotspot on the Turkish Riviera.

The tourist was on vacation from England when he decided to take a jump from Babadag, meaning Father Mountain.

The Briton, 62, jumped from the Babadag paragliding center in Fethiye to the popular Aegean hotspot on the Turkish Riviera

The Briton, 62, jumped from the Babadag paragliding center in Fethiye to the popular Aegean hotspot on the Turkish Riviera

A British paraglider was killed after hitting rocks after taking off from a 6,300ft mountain in Turkey

A British paraglider was killed after hitting rocks after taking off from a 6,300ft mountain in Turkey

The vacationer prepared the jump but after takeoff he hit rocks shortly afterwards.

Witnesses immediately called emergency services and search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area.

He was carried on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to Fethiye State Hospital.

But despite their best efforts, he could not be revived.

Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into his death.

MailOnline has contacted the Foreign Office for a statement.

Babadag is considered one of the best paragliding spots in Europe due to its stunning views near the coast.

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