Man dies, another critical after hang glider crash

Police say a man has died, and another is in a critical condition following a hang glider crash this afternoon at Lennox Head.

Just after midday today (Wednesday 30 October), emergency services were called to Pat Morton Lookout following reports of a hang glider crash involving two men.

One man, believed to be aged 67, died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified.

The second man, aged 26, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being winched off the cliff via helicopter and flown to Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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

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

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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