Paraglider dies after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui




A paraglider has died after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui this afternoon.

Lifeguards at the scene reported a paraglider slammed into the Mount.
Source: 1 NEWS

Police say emergency services were notified of the crash at 3.25pm.

Part of Mount Maunganui's main beach was blocked off while emergency services waited for a rescue helicopter to land on grass beside the surf club.

Lifeguards at the scene said a paraglider had slammed into the mountain.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand, ambulance and surf lifesavers directed people away from the area. 

Police said tonight the Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the Civil Aviation Authority will be notified.

Victim Support is being offered to those who were at the scene, police said in a statement.

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