Former Scotland rugby international Greig Oliver has died after a horrifying paragliding crash during a holiday in South Africa with his wife.
Tributes poured in for the ‘dearly missed’ elite performance officer at Irish club Munster, who was just 58 years old and in the country to support his son playing for Ireland at the World Rugby U2src Championship.
Oliver was reportedly a passenger during a tandem flight over the coast of Cape Town in South Africa when his craft crashed into another tandem paraglider.
The crash is said to have happened above Sea Point Promenade, a popular tourist area.
Oliver’s pilot deployed a reserve parachute and landed safely in the sea. Oliver is thought to have landed on rocks near the cost.
Munster rugby coach and former Scotland international Greig Oliver, 58, (pictured) has died after a paragliding crash
Oliver was reportedly a passenger during a tandem flight over the coast of Cape Town in South Africa when his craft crashed into another tandem paraglider
South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said rescuers and paramedics rushed to help him after the incident was reported at 4.28pm local time
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