Sheffield news Tragedy as Sheffield paraglider dies trying to land in Peak District PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - He was unable to regain control when his parachute collapsed

Sheffield news Tragedy as Sheffield paraglider dies trying to land in Peak District PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - He was unable to regain control when his parachute collapsed

Sheffield news  Tragedy as Sheffield paraglider dies trying to land in Peak District PremierLeague-News.Com
12 May 2021 - 20:31

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A Sheffield man has tragically died while paragliding after coming into difficulties trying to land in the Peak District. Timothy Ogden, 53, an experienced paraglider, was forced into an "unrecoverable spin" around 200ft above Windy Knoll, near Mam Tor, DerbyshireLive reports. Walkers in the area ran to his aid and began performing CPR before emergency serves arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the scene having sustained severe chest injuries. The inquest into Mr Ogden's death heard that he had around 300 hours of experience as a pilot and was a coach for Derbyshire Soaring Club. To get the latest email updates from South Yorkshire Live, click here . On August 14, 2020, Mr Ogden, from Sheffield, and two fellow pilots took off from Treak Cliff, Castleton, after completing the usual pre-flight checks. Guy Richardson, one of the men accompanying Mr Ogden and a coach himself, claimed the winds rose to around 30mph after take-off. In his statement which was read aloud to the court, Mr Richardson described the conditions as "right at the top end of an enjoyable flight." As the wind became more and more unfavourable, Mr Richardson made the decision to land at Windy Knoll, but a change in wind direction meant the landing was turbulent, but he was able to regain control. He attempted to use a radio on a dedicated frequency to advise the others not to land at Windy Knoll, however it was later found that Mr Ogden was not carrying his radio during the flight.

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. He deployed his reserve parachute, but by this point he was falling at terminal velocity and it did not have time to properly inflate. The inquest heard that Mr Ogden landed squarely on his back, causing significant chest injuries which would cause his death soon after. His sister, Kathryn Evans, in a statement read to the court, described her brother as a "rock of the family" with a "mischievous sense of humour." Mr Matthew Kewley, assistant coroner, declared his death as an accidental one, ruling out any illnesses or substances that may have impaired his ability to fly. The determining factor was judged to be his decision to land at Windy Knoll. Mr Kewley said: "The Peak District National Park is undoubtedly a place of outstanding beauty, and everyone who been there will be familiar with paragliders in the skies. "However, on August 12, 2020, a tragic accident occurred." "I want to emphasise that Tim was an experienced, competent and safe pilot who died doing something that he very much loved." Read More Related Articles Tragedy as Yorkshire soldier, 24, takes his own life just two months after best friend's suicide Read More Related Articles Blackpool boy, 9, killed after being struck by lightning named and pictured as tributes flood in

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