A 31-year-old man has reportedly suffered spinal injuries in a paragliding crash on the Crown Range, near Queenstown.
A man at the scene tonight said it appeared the paraglider had crashed shortly after taking off from the launch point at the top of the "zig-zag" section of the road.
"It looks like he has taken off then veered off to the left and hit a bank,'' the man said.
The paraglider was flown to Queenstown Hospital with moderate back injuries, a St Johan ambulance spokesman said.
- The Southland Times
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