Hang glider falls from Tamborine Mountain

A HANG GLIDER has had a close call after slipping off the side of Tamborine Mountain this afternoon.

The 57-year-old man fell roughly 100m down the side of the mountain off Main Western Road just before midday.

Firefighters and SES volunteers were called in to help rescue the man and used ropes to winch him back up to the top of the cliff.


Thankfully, a Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

He was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with shoulder and back pain.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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