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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.