The search for a missing paraglider off the coast of south-western Victoria has been suspended due to bad weather.
The search for pilot Rob Lithgow, 52, of Torquay, and a 66-year-old student pilot Bruce Ottaway, of Victor Harbor, began on Saturday when they did not return from a flight near Nirranda.
One body and the canopy of a paraglider were recovered from the ocean yesterday.
Police say the body has not been officially identified but they believe it is Mr Lithgow.
The search for the other person began at first light but was suspended around 1:00pm when bad weather moved in.
Mr Lithgow's wife, Kate Lithgow, says the alarm was raised when the men did not arrive at a pre-arranged meeting point.
"He went with a student he was training to fly and there was a third person who was with them who was at the launch site in the car park and he was concerned when they hadn't returned by four," she said.
Mr Lithgow and his wife run a paragliding business based in Torquay.
He is well-known in the hang gliding and paragliding community and has more than 40 years experience.
Experienced paragliders say the area is usually safe, but if the wind drops while pilots are below cliff level there are few places to land but the ocean.