Man dead, another fighting for life after horror hang glider accident

One man is dead and another is fighting for life after a horror hang gliding accident on the NSW north coast.

Emergency crews were called to Pat Morton Lookout at Lennox Head around lunchtime on Wednesday after receiving reports two people had fallen from a hang glider.

Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, one man, believed to be aged 67, died at the scene.


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Another man, aged 26, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene, before being winched off the cliff via helicopter.

He has since been airlifted to Gold Coast University in a critical condition.

Officers have now established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Sports Aviation Federation of Australia are assisting police with their inquiries.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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