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.