2 Jan 2018

Paraglider dies after becoming stranded on rock face

7:24 pm on 2 January 2018

A 54-year-old paraglider has died after crashing into a rock-face on Mount Roy in Wanaka this afternoon.

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Police earlier said he got stuck on a rockface, about half way down the mountain, after crashing into it around 3pm.

They said a rescue helicopter reached the man two hours later but he was dead.

Police said they were alerted by a member of the public who saw the glider disappear over a ridge.

A cliff rescue team removed the body.