MUNSTER rugby coach Greig Oliver has sadly passed away following a paragliding incident in South Africa. The distressing incident occurred today in Cape Town, with the IRFU leading tributes to the rugby player.
Oliver, aged 58, was a passenger during a tandem flight along the Cape Town coast in South Africa. It is understood that two tandem paragliders collided with each other at the picturesque Sea Point Promenade.
The pilot of one paraglider deployed a reserve parachute and safely descended into the sea. However, regrettably, it is believed that the Irish rugby player landed on rocks approximately 200 metres away.
The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa reported that rescue swimmers and paramedics rushed to the scene upon receiving the alert at 4.28 pm local time yesterday.
Efforts were made to resuscitate Oliver, but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead shortly after.