Pendle Hill paraglider died 'doing what he loved'

A PARAGLIDER who died in an accident on Pendle Hill has been named.

Rob Kirkbride, 48, from Lytham, plunged 30ft to his death on Wednesday.

Mr Kirkbride was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after noon.

His partner Angela Feehan said: “The only thing that we can take any comfort from is knowing that he died doing something he loved.”

Emergency services were called to Well Springs, Sabden, where Rob had been paragliding with a friend. Police, paramedics, the air ambulance and mountain rescue teams attended.

An investigation is ongoing to try to establish the precise cause of the accident and a post mortem examination will be carried out.

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