An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) encountered a tragic accident in Georgia that claimed his life.
According to The Filipino Times, the 38-year-old OFW was identified as Bryan Vale De Guzman who works in Saudi Arabia for 10 years. He was just paragliding in Gudauri, Georgia when the unfortunate incident happened.
According to reports, the paraglider carrying Bryan malfunctioned and he fell into a rocky river claiming his life. His family said that it was the first trip of Bryan to Georgia and he was with his friends.
Georgia police are currently investigating the case and the family of the victim is waiting for the repatriation of his remains.
Paragliding is a sport that allows its rider to glide through the air through the utilization of a wide canopy that looks like a parachute which is attached to the rider’s body.
Paragliding may look fun and exciting but without experience, you must consider several rules and safety measures. It is also very important to be with an experienced instructor when doing it for the first time. Flight suit, harness, helmet, boot, and canopy must also be used when paragliding. It is also important to consider the weather before you do this activity to avoid untoward incidents.
Furthermore, it is important to follow the advice of experienced paragliders when it comes to launching off, landing, and steering, navigating and other safety measures.