A 54-year-old German man died on Tuesday when his paraglider fell to the ground in the Camino Almenara area of Almuñécar.
Emergency services were alerted at around 2pm when a witness called to report that they had "seen someone fall with a paraglider towards the A7 motorway."
When local police, ambulance and fire officers arrived at the scene the man was already unconscious and could only "confirm his death", a fire officer at the scene explained.
A police spokesperson said that the area is "popular for paragliding" and that "paragliders of all nationalities often meet there to practice". He added that fellow paragliders had been "shocked to hear of the man's death as he was an experienced paraglider".