A paraglider died after falling 150ft near cliffs, the Coastguard said.
Emergency services were alerted just after 5pm yesterday when a leisure boat user witnessed the paraglider crash close to a golf course at Staddon Heights, near Plymouth, Devon.
Brixham Coastguard, plus Plymouth and Yealm Coastguard rescue teams responded alongside a land and air ambulance.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: "When the individual was finally located it was discovered that he was beyond assistance and was pronounced dead on arrival."
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.