A man has died and a woman has been seriously injured after a paragliding crash involving two gliders in the Highlands.

The smash took place near Loch Na Gainmhich by the A894, about 14 miles from Lochinver, shortly before 4.45pm on Saturday.

A 54-year-old man died in the tragedy and a woman was also seriously injured, Police Scotland said.

A force spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 54-year-old man has died and a woman has been seriously injured following a collision involving two paramotors yesterday afternoon.

“Police were informed about the incident near Loch Na Gainmhich by the A894 shortly before 4:45pm and inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.

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“The next of kin of those involved have been informed.”

A fire service spokesman told The Press and Journal: “We were called at around 5.54pm to assist police and ambulance with an aircraft accident involving two gliders near the A894 south of Unapool.

“We sent two pumps, along with a special appliance resource from Inverness.”

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