British paraglider killed in Argentina

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A British tourist has been killed in Argentina after slipping out of his harness while paragliding, it was reported last night.

David Mather, 28, from London, plunged 230ft when he became detached from his instructor and died instantly when he hit the ground, according to an Argentinian newspaper.

Witnesses said Mr Mather began screaming desperately almost as soon as the paraglide was launched, evidently aware that he was slipping out of his harness, which was slung under the instructor. The instructor reportedly tried in vain to seize him.

The 28-year-old had been on holiday to visit his brother in the mountainous province of Salta in north-west Argentina when the accident happened on New Year's Eve.