TRIBUTE after tribute has been posted on social media toasting the memory of a keen paraglider who fell to his death in south Wiltshire.

David Percivall, 55, was out doing the hobby he loved with members of the Avon Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club in Kilmington, near Mere, but something went badly wrong.

Despite the desperate attempts of those he was gliding with, the Royal Air Force employee fell to earth and died from multiple traumatic injuries.

Since the horrific accident, an outpouring of emotion has come from friends, family and colleagues, all of whom have sung the praises of Mr Percivall, who was married to Jackie and had two children in Terri, who works at Castle Mead Primary School, and Steven.

Teaching assistant Mrs Percivall, who identified her husband's body, herself set up the Facebook page, 'In Memory Of Dave Percivall', and since its inception, hundreds have paid their respects to him.

Jo-Anna Fligg posted: "Rocked me to my core, Dave, you were one of the nicest men I had the pleasure of knowing for 34 years, the love you expressed daily for Jackie, Steve and Terri and your gorgeous grand babies was overwhelming. You will be missed is an understatement. Rest in peace and soar through the skies."

Paul Sanderson said: "Our hearts are breaking and there are no words. You all know where we are if you want anything at all. Love to all."

Dee Phesse added: "I am deeply saddened to learn of this tragic, heartbreaking news. I can't begin to imagine what you're going through. Sending love to Jackie and all your lovely family."

Mr Percivall was a member at the gliding club for eight years before he died on May 22.

Wiltshire Police said that there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances in relation to this death. An inquest date has yet to be fixed.

His funeral took place at Semington Crematorium today (June 9) at 2.30pm.