Latest News

National News

Search for paraglider scaled back


A search has been scaled down for a paraglider who reportedly crashed into the ocean off  the Illawarra coast..

A rescue effort involving Wollongong Police, PolAir, Marine Area Command, the Westpac Helicopter and Surf Life Saving NSW was launched at Woonona Beach, just north of Wollongong, following reports a paraglider had crashed into the water about 200m offshore on Saturday afternoon.

A chopper was used to drop a green dye into the water to assist with the search.

The large scale sea and air search resumed on yesterday morning but failed locate anything.

A NSW Police spokesperson said, "No-one has been reported missing and local hang-gliding and paragliding clubs say they didn't have members flying on Saturday because of strong winds."

Water Police and Marine Rescue NSW crews will continue to keep a keen eye out during routine patrols over coming days.

Image: NSW PolAir Facebook