A man reported missing after his hang-glider was seen to make an emergency landing north of Noosa on Saturday afternoon has been found dead.

Witnesses told police the 61-year-old got into trouble while flying his hang-glider about 2:00pm, and made a forced landing somewhere near Double Island Point.

An air, land, and sea search was launched yesterday evening.

About 8:00am the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter discovered the canopy of the hang-glider half way between Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach, about 750 metres inland from Rainbow Beach.

A flight paramedic was winched to the scene and discovered the pilot’s body.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-13/body-found-search-for-missing-hang-glider-rainbow-beach/8021140?section=qld