Missing hang glider at Rainbow Beach, QLD

Police are conducting an air, land and sea search for the pilot of a hang glider reported missing at Rainbow Beach, Queensland Police say.

Initial reports indicate around 2pm the 61-year-old male pilot was forced to conduct an emergency landing of his hang glider somewhere near Double Island Point.

The man has not been seen or heard from since and it is unknown whether he came down onto land or in the water.

The missing hang glider is canary yellow in colour and the pilot is described as around 188cm tall, Caucasian in appearance with a medium build and balding grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey long sleeve skivvy and black shorts.

Water police are currently patrolling the area between Carlos Bluff to the Lighthouse while the Rescue 511 Helicopter and Noosa Surf Life Saving conduct aerial and land searches.

Anyone who may have seen the missing pilot or the hang glider is urged to contact Gympie Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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