Otago Daily Times
Paraglider alert ends as a false alarm
CONCERN from a member of the public sparked a fullscale search for a paraglider near the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown yesterday.
Two police cars and two vehicles from St John responded to reports of a paraglider going missing among the trees at Bobs Peak.
A helicopter arrived shortly after 1.30pm and searched the trees for signs of a person for about an hour, before leaving.
A police spokeswoman said the paraglider had successfully landed in a gully, close to Bobs Peak, and it was false alarm.
Skyline Complex general manager Wayne Rose said a concerned member of the public watching from town had been worried the paraglider had hit a tree.
He said the shape of the peak could be deceiving for anybody watching the paragliders, but the person had landed safely.