Paragliding pilots, passengers fall off in Nepal's lake, rescued safely

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-16 19:40:35|Editor: Song Lifang
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KATHMANDU, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least six paragliding pilots along with their foreign passengers fell off to Fewa Lake in Nepal's tourism city Pokhara on Monday, local officials confirmed.

The incident took place after the strong wind took control of the paragliders in the autumn sky of Pokhara.

However, all the foreign passengers and national pilots are reported to be safe.

"The gliders fell off in the lake due to the strong wind. However, all the pilots and passengers have been rescued safely," an official at National Air Sports Association told Xinhua via phone.

Pokhara, located some 200 km away from the country's capital, is a popular destination for adventure tourism.

It is also regarded as the top fifth commercial paragliding destination in the world with breath taking view of snow capped mountains, green hills and lakes.

Currently, around five dozen paragliding companies are in operation in Pokhara while its Sarangkot hill is regarded as the safest destination in South Asia for paragliding due to favorable weather.