Palma.—The emergency and medical sources at Son Espases Hospital in Palma confirmed yesterday that the 54-year-old Portuguese holiday maker involved in a paragliding accident with her 19-year-old daughter on Sunday afternoon in the Playa de Palma, has lost her fight for life.

The daughter has apparently been moved up to a ward after having received serious jaw injuries, but there was little in the end which could have been done to have saved the life of her mother who suffered multiple injuries in the tragic accident.

The accident happened at 12.30pm on Sunday when the mother and daughter had decided to have a go at a double paraglide out into the Bay of Palma.
Just as the two were airborne and enjoying the trip, the cable attaching them to the launch below apparently snapped, leaving the two women drifting in the gusting coastal winds.

The husband and father of the two women could only watch as they were buffeted about in the air and slowly began drifting inland and crashed into a palm tree on the sea front between the balaneraios (Bathing points) 4 and 5 along the Playa de Palma.

It was apparently clear from the moment paramedics and members of the Red Cross reached the scene that the mother had suffered serious multiple injuries, including a possible broken back and both were rushed to A&E at Son Espases. Yesterday, police said that no deficiencies have been found with the paraglider or the company operating the attraction, although further government reports have yet to be completed.


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