On Tuesday evening, Sang Oh took off from Rajpuri near Panchgani, the famous hill station located in the Sahyadri mountain ranges in western Maharashtra, but strayed the course and descended into forest areas, he said.
He said a rescue team present at the event rushed to the spot where Sang Oh's glider collapsed.
"They found Sang Oh with serious injuries and rushed him to a hospital in Wai, around 25 kms away, where he succumbed to his injuries," he said.
The paragliding event was organised by a Mumbai-based firm.
Sang Oh's body was handed over to the Korean embassy after postmortem, he said.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders---a lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure.
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