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The highly respected paraglider Innes Powell, who could often be found training on the Isle of Wight, has been killed as a result of a mid-air collision in Macedonia.

Yesterday’s incident during the British Open in Krusevo saw 54-year-old Innes crash into Igor Volov, 56. Tragically, the Ukrainian died at the scene and Powell died at hospital a short time after the fatal collision.

The Isle of Wight Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club have issued a statement saying:

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“It is with regret that the IOWHGPC has been informed of a recent incident that took place at the British Open Paragliding Competition in Kusevo, Macedonia where tragically Innes Powell was killed.

“The Members and Committee send their sincere and deep condolences to Sarah, Rosie and his family. Our thoughts are with them all at this dreadful time”.

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