Paraglider crash victim named

The Rescue Helicopter at Mauao on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Josh Harwood.

Police can now name the man who died following a paraglider crash at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.

He was 28-year-old Joshua Graeme Tingey of Tauranga.

Police extend their sympathies to his family during this difficult period.

The family of the deceased has requested privacy at this time.

Yesterday Stuff reported that Joshua was flying with the Bay of Plenty Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club dress up and spot landing day when his paraglider crashed into the side of Mauao at around 3.30pm.

Police confirmed the paraglider had been found at 5pm on Saturday afternoon, but would not say what state the he was in. His death was confirmed by police at 7.30pm on Saturday.


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