A spokseperson for the Belfast coastguard said “At 1415 this afternoon we received a call from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service reporting that a paraglider had crashed at Whiterocks Beach.
We tasked Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Team to the scene, who administered first aid and extracted the casualty off the beach.
Police Service of Northern Ireland also attended and Air Accident Investigation Branch was informed. Coastal emergency, 999 Coastguard.”
The injured man was lifted into an ambulance on a stretcher.