Singaporean paraglider who died in India accident had warned others about bad weather

Rescuers touching down with the body of Mr Ng Kok Choong in Bir Billing on Oct 23, 2018.
Rescuers touching down with the body of Mr Ng Kok Choong in Bir Billing on Oct 23, 2018.PHOTO: DEPUTY PRADHAN OF BIR PANCHAYAT SURESH
Ng Kok Choong had been flying on the northern side of Big Face Peak when he was found dead in the Dhauladhar mountain range, a Himalayan chain of mountains, which is snow-capped.
Ng Kok Choong had been flying on the northern side of Big Face Peak when he was found dead in the Dhauladhar mountain range, a Himalayan chain of mountains, which is snow-capped.PHOTO: SHARON NG

NEW DELHI - Singaporean Ng Kok Choong, who died in a paragliding accident in India, had cautioned other paragliders about the dangers of bad weather on Sunday (Oct 21), just a day before he went missing.

"He was a very sweet and humble person. Just the previous day (before he is suspected to have crashed) he made it home safely. There was bad weather and he told other paragliders to stay safe and told them where to go on the mountain range," Mr Sumit Nurpuri, a friend and fellow paraglider, told The Straits Times by telephone from Bir.

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