A 47-year-old Aylmer man was airlifted to hospital in serious condition after crashing his paraglider into a cliff off Lake Erie.

Elgin OPP say it happened west of Port Bruce around 2 p.m., near Dexter Line.

Police say the man lost control of the craft, slamming into the side of the cliff.

A steep angle rescue of the man was undertaken by Malahide Fire Services.

Elgin OPP say they are continuing to investigate. Transport Canada is not investigating.