JUST IN | The body of a hang glider has been found off Qld

There has been a sad end to a search for a hang glider missing in the Wide Bay–Burnett region since Saturday.

The ABC is reporting the man’s body was discovered by the RACQ Lifelight Helicopter on Sunday.


The ABC is reporting the helicopter discovered the canopy of the hang-glider half way between Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach, about 750 metres inland from Rainbow Beach.

The disappearance of the 61-year-old off Rainbow Beach east of Gympie on Saturday afternoon sparked a land, air and sea search.

It was believed he had made an emergency landing north of Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast.