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.


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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.

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