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Body of missing French paraglider found in remote Australia

By AFP
09 December 2018   |   10:00 am
The body of a French paraglider who went missing during a flight in remote Australia was found Sunday after an extensive aerial and land search, police said. Pierre Naville, 67, took off from an airstrip near the remote New South Wales town of Wilcannia, some 840 kilometres (520 miles) northwest of Sydney, on Saturday afternoon,…

Pierre Naville at a younger age (Currently aged 81). Photo/Youtube

The body of a French paraglider who went missing during a flight in remote Australia was found Sunday after an extensive aerial and land search, police said.

Pierre Naville, 67, took off from an airstrip near the remote New South Wales town of Wilcannia, some 840 kilometres (520 miles) northwest of Sydney, on Saturday afternoon, along with seven other paragliders.

They all landed on a highway about 160 kilometres further south, except for Naville, prompting emergency services to launch a search.

His body was found in bushland near the landing site on Sunday afternoon and authorities were working to retrieve his body, New South Wales state police said.

No further details about his death were released.