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Paraglider airlifted from Rainbow Beach

A Sunshine Coast man has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue following a paragliding accident at Rainbow Beach this afternoon.

The man in his 40s suffered suspected spinal and multi-trauma injuries after his paraglider lost lift and dumped him on the beach at around 2pm.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Toowoomba-based helicopter airlifted the injured man to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He travelled in a stable condition.