Memorial for Kiwi paraglider who died in France

  • 26/07/2015
(Photo: iStock)
(Photo: iStock)

Paragliders in France are planning a memorial flight for a New Zealander killed earlier this month in a paragliding accident there.

Experienced paraglider Aaron Cooke, 38, died after a crash on the Argentiere glacier, in the Mont-Blanc massif, on July 17.

French media reports say he fell 30 metres after his foot struck a pinnacle of ice when he tried to take off from between two hanging glaciers. He died at the scene.

According to the Chamonix paragliding webpage, a memorial flight for Mr Cooke will be held on Saturday, local time.

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