Man seriously injured after hang glider crash south of Christchurch

A man in his 40s has suffered serious injuries after a paragliding crash in Peraki, south of Christchurch, this afternoon.

Westpac rescue helicopter

St John Ambulance were alerted to the injured hang glider at 2.15pm on Bossu Road in Te Oka.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted the man to Christchurch Hospital emergency department where he remains this afternoon.