NSW Central Coast: Hang-glider crashes near popular lookout spot at Bateau Bay

, NSW Central Coast: Hang-glider crashes near popular lookout spot at Bateau Bay, Nzuchi Times National News

A hang-glider has avoided serious injury after crashing near a popular lookout spot on the NSW Central Coast.

Emergency crews were deployed to the picturesque Crackneck Point near Bateau Bay following reports of a hang-glider in difficulty. 

Lifesavers were able to locate the male pilot who sustained minor injuries and was assessed by paramedics on the scene. 

, NSW Central Coast: Hang-glider crashes near popular lookout spot at Bateau Bay, Nzuchi Times National News

, NSW Central Coast: Hang-glider crashes near popular lookout spot at Bateau Bay, Nzuchi Times National News

One local said they saw ‘police, intensive care ambulances and paramedics’ at the popular lookout spot on Wednesday afternoon (pictured)

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said five crews, including the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter, were sent to Hilltop Street at Bateau Bay at about 1:20pm on Wednesday. 

, NSW Central Coast: Hang-glider crashes near popular lookout spot at Bateau Bay, Nzuchi Times National News

The spokesman confirmed the man was not transported to hospital and said his parachute was later located on the waterline at Forresters Beach.  

One onlooker said they saw ‘police, intensive care ambos and paramedics’ parked at the popular lookout spot. 

In February 2020, a paraglider fractured his spine after a sudden change in wind slammed him into a cliff face at the same lookout in Bateau Bay. 

The man narrowly avoided needing any surgery for his injuries, which included a fractured spine and damaged sacrum.  

, NSW Central Coast: Hang-glider crashes near popular lookout spot at Bateau Bay, Nzuchi Times National News

, NSW Central Coast: Hang-glider crashes near popular lookout spot at Bateau Bay, Nzuchi Times National News

Emergency crews were deployed to the picturesque Crackneck Point at Bateau Bay following reports of a hang-glider in difficulty