29 Oct Two British teenagers killed and one seriously injured in Greece paragliding accident | UK News
Two British teenagers have been killed and another is in a serious condition after a paragliding accident in Greece.
The trio are said to have been found on rocks near Lindos on the island of Rhodes.
The Greek coastguard said the rope holding their parachute had snapped.
One of the group, a 15-year-old boy, is in hospital with multiple injuries, but his 13-year-old brother and 15-year old female cousin died.
The bodies were found after the driver of the boat called emergency services, said the coastguard.
“They were following a speedboat. The rope was cut,” it added in a statement.
“The boy and the girl were killed and another was heavily injured and brought to hospital. It is under investigation about how the rope was cut.”
Greek media reported that Wednesday’s incident happened in high winds.
The boat’s driver and another person have been arrested.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) said: “We are supporting the family of two British people following their death in Rhodes, and are in contact with the Greek authorities.”