3 Jan 2018

Man killed in paragliding crash named

1:20 pm on 3 January 2018

The paraglider killed when he crashed into a rock-face on Mount Roy near Wanaka yesterday has been named.

He was 54-year-old David Michael Jongsma, of Hawea Flat.

Mr Jongsma got stuck on a rockface, about half way down the mountain, after crashing into it around 3pm.

A rescue helicopter reached the scene two hours after the crash, but Mr Jongsma was already dead.

A cliff rescue team later retrieved his body.

The death has been referred to the coroner.