Report of missing paraglider a false alarm

A search for a paraglider at Skyline Enterprises in Queenstown has ended after it turned out it was a false alarm.

The search involving police and St John was sparked  this afternoon after a member of the public reported seeing a paraglider crashing into some trees.

Skyline general manager Wayne Rose said police found the paraglider thought to be missing at his home.

The search  continued for a short time after that,  just in case was another paraglider who got into trouble, but was later called off.

A police spokeswoman said they had concluded there was no crash and it was a false alarm.

A reporter at the scene said a helicopter circled overhead at Skyline for at least an hour during the search.

Emergency services at the scene near the Skyline gondola. Photo: Matthew Mckew
Emergency services at the scene near the Skyline gondola. Photo: Matthew Mckew

 

 

 

 

 

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