This chilling footage shows how a father of one plunged nearly 70 feet to his death after getting snagged on a paraglider’s line.
The victim – named as instructor Erdinc Ertugrul – had been helping with a take-off when he was suddenly hoisted into the air, falling to the ground with a sickening thud.
The fatal incident took place at Elmacik Hill in Orencik – in Bafra District, Samsun Province, Turkey – on the afternoon of 12th November.
Footage taken on a mobile phone shows how Erdinc was helping a man named in reports as O. Y. take off near the edge of a steep drop.
But the 41-year-old got caught on a piece of rope as O. Y. and the instructor accompanying him on the jump lifted off the ground.
He could be seen being carried away in the air with his legs grazing treetops before falling into the void moment later.
Local media reported that Erdinc fell from a height of 20 metres (66 feet).
He lost his life at the scene, leaving behind a wife, 42, and a 12-year-old son.
He was buried in nearby Kuslagan following a funeral on 13th November.
Following an inspection of the accident scene, Bafra Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into the incident.