Bachelorette contestant dies in paragliding accident

2014-04-24 13:30
 
Los Angeles - A contestant on the upcoming series of The Bachelorette, Eric Hill, has died in a tragic paragliding accident, Mail Online reported.

According to the publication the 32-year-old reality TV contestant was injured when his parachute collapsed and swung him into the side of a hill instead of away from it while he was paragliding at Point of the Mountain in Draper, Utah, on Sunday.

He had been in a coma in hospital, but lost his battle on Wednesday, according to his sister, Karen Tracy.

"Eric had been a potential suitor for Andi Dorfman on ABC's The Bachelorette reality show, but is believed to have been eliminated at the time of his passing," Mail Online reported.

A photo from Eric's Instagram account:

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