A man from India died in a freak accident while paragliding after he came plummeted down on the banks of a river.

The man, identified as 35-year-old Pankaj Gogoi, was at a resort on the banks of Dibru river located in the eastern Indian state of Assam. The incident occurred Wednesday when Gogoi went paragliding, one of the many adventure sports offered by the resort.

When Gogoi was paragliding on the banks of the river, the jeep that was pulling him got stuck in the sand, which resulted in the man getting detached from the glider when he was high up in the air and fell down to the ground from a dizzying height of around 300 feet.

He suffered serious injuries and died on the way to the hospital. A probe has been ordered and all the activities have been temporarily suspended. Meanwhile, the man’s body has been sent for an autopsy.

Authorities noted the fact that the resort was illegal as it was located on the Dibru riverbed, which is considered to be an eco-sensitive zone of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, India Today reported.

"In order to ensure safety and security of the visitors, all the activities of the resort are put under suspension forthwith until further order," a government official said.

"We have begun our investigation and have interrogated people involved in the operations of the paragliding. We are looking into all the angles of the matter. The post mortem has already been conducted at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)," a police officer told Times Now News.

Chow Rajkonwar, a close friend of the deceased, took to Facebook to narrate the incident.

"Unfortunately, my brother died. He was in a pool of blood, his three friends were by his side looking for help. He couldn’t be picked and taken to his car because he was profusely bleeding," he wrote on a Facebook post.

"The death of my brother was caused by resort's negligence and unsafety precautions," he added.

In a similar incident last year, a skydiver in Australia died after his parachute failed to deploy properly. The 30-year-old was doing a solo wingsuit jump at the Virtual Nationals Skydiving Competition when his parachutes failed to deploy correctly and he fell to the ground. The man suffered critical injuries from the fall and died at the scene, despite the first responders doing their best to revive him.

This image displays aerial action from the Australian Open Paragliding Championships at Borah Ridge, New South Wales, Australia, March.5, 1999. Adam Pretty /Allsport