Paraglider dies near Buxton

Friday 31st July 2015 – 6.15pm – Claire Brown.


A man has died whilst paragliding near the Staffordshire / Derbyshire border this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a field in Hollingsclough near Buxton at around 1.30pm this afternoon (Friday). A community first responder, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance with a doctor on board attended the scene. East Midlands Ambulance Service were also sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man was paragliding when he fell to the ground.

“A local community first responder was first on scene and found the man in traumatic cardiac arrest being given excellent CPR by members of the public. The CFR continued resuscitation attempts and was quickly joined by ambulance colleagues.

“The ambulance staff and doctor worked as a team to continue resuscitation and administered advanced emergency interventions on scene. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”

Ambulance Vehicles


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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