Scene of the incident
Scene of the incident Police spokesperson

A seventy-four-year-old man died Wednesday morning after his paraglider crashed into the Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) in northern Israel.

A spokesperson from the MDA emergency response organization said that the man had apparently passed out while gliding, and fell into the Kinneret several hundred yards from shore.

The man was then pulled from the water by officers operating out of a police boat.

MDA paramedics were dispatched to the scene and treated the man before evacuating him to Puriya Medical Center in Tiberias. The man was listed in critical condition, but later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital officials.

Police investigators were also dispatched to the scene, and have opened an investigation into the accident, in conjunction with the Israel Airports Authority.