It has reported at 1320 hrs afternoon 27th July that a man suffered a paragliding accident this afternoon in Porto da Cruz.
According to reports the paragliding parachute did not open and the victim eventually fell near a beach near Penha D’Águia.
Municipal firefighters of Machico were mobilized, but at this moment they have not yet managed to reach the victim.
The emergency response team were called out, but could not reach the man either, as he had fallen into an area that was difficult to access.
However the newspaper confirmed shortly afterwards that a man of American nationality had passed away this afternoon.
They confirm that the parachute did not open. So far, there is no more information about this occurrence. Machico Municipal Firefighters mobilized a team of eight members to the scene.