Paraglider dies after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui

Rescue helicopter in Mount Maunganui
Emergency services responded to the tragic incident after being notified just before 3:30pm on Saturday. Photo credit: Supplied

A paraglider has died after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui on Saturday afternoon, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 3:25pm.

Support is being offered to those who were at the scene.

Police say the Rescue Coordination Centre and the Civil Aviation Authority will be notified.