A dozen NSW State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers were called in to help rescue a badly-injured paraglider from a cliff at Stanwell Tops on the weekend.
Emergency services were called following reports of an injured paraglider near the bottom of Bald Hill on Saturday evening.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the male paraglider, whose age was not disclosed, sustained two fractured legs after landing on a “cliff top”.
Vertical rescue operators, from the NSW SES Wollongong City Unit, helped officers from the Illawarra Police Rescue Squad to retrieve the injured glider.
He was assessed by paramedics at the scene and taken by helicopter to St George Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The spokesman said another glider landed on the same cliff to render assistance to his fellow flyer.
The second paraglider was not injured but also taken to hospital in the rescue helicopter.