THIS is the harrowing moment a parasailing couple are electrocuted by overhead power cables before plummeting 100ft onto a crowded Russian beach.
The 21-year-old woman suffered electric shocks and severe scratches and her boyfriend is fighting for his life after sustaining serious multiple fractures and electric shocks.
The pair were sent flying through the air in the horrific paragliding accident[/caption]
The man offering £52 daredevil beach parascending joyrides – who calls himself ‘Alex Batman’ – fled soon after the appalling accident, according to Russian reports.
He is being hunted by police.
Pulled by a speedboat, the couple hit the power cables after they flew over beach and land rather than the sea.
A sunbather at Dzhubga resort filmed the tragic couple as they fight the get free of the high voltage cables.
A 21-year-old woman suffered electric shocks and severe scratches[/caption]
Her boyfriend is fighting for his life after sustaining serious multiple fractures and electric shocks[/caption]
The pair were left injured after the horrific accident during their Russian holiday[/caption]
The boatman pulled the rope to yank them free.
After they are wrenched clear, they spin upwards uncontrollably in the air still attached to the harnesses.
The man is seen dangling as they crash land on the beach smashing into beach umbrellas.
Sunbathers rush to the scene to help the couple.
They were taken to Tuapse District hospital in Novomikhailovsky settlement.
After hitting the overhead power cables the couple fell to the ground[/caption]
The pair were thrown through the air and electrocuted after colliding with the cables[/caption]
Onshore winds led 44 year old boat owner ‘Alex Batman’ to offer clients the chance to overfly the beach – soaring as high as a nine storey building on the the seafront.
But this meant they overflew not only hundreds of sunbathers but also the deadly power cables.
It is believed the wind dropped unexpectedly and they lost height.
Locals claimed the man in charge of the boat was “drunk” at the time of the accident.
Police are looking for the man and have not confirmed that he was intoxicated in charge of the boat.
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The injured man and woman have not been identified.
They were tourists from Oryol region in central Russia.
A criminal case has been launched into the incident.
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