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Man who was washed off rocks at a beach in the Royal National Park drowns

A man who died after being washed off rocks at a beach in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, is the second person to drown in a matter of days.

On Tuesday, police and emergency services were called to Little Marley Beach just before 4pm after they received mixed reports of two men being washed off rocks.  

Initally, it was unclear whether the man had fallen from a cliff or was washed off a rocky ledge. 

A man who died after being washed off rocks at Little Marley Beach (pictured) in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, is the second person to drown in a matter of days

Police later confirmed that two men were washed into the water, but only one of them was able to climb his way back up onto the rock ledge. 

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson told The Sydney Morning Herald six ambulance crews and a helicopter responded to the callout about 3.40pm.

When they arrived at the scene about 4pm, emergency services found the deceased man, whose age is unknown, lying face down in the water near the shoreline.    

The man was winched out of the ocean by the helicopter and airlifted nearby, where paramedics tried to revive him, but despite their efforts, he was declared dead.

The NSW Ambulance spokesperson said the man’s death was the second incident involving an apparent cliff fall to happen within 10 minutes. 

Just moments prior to the callout, another 34-year-old man narrowly avoided injury when he fell about 20 metres from a lookout at Jambaroo, south of Sydney,

On Tuesday, police and emergency services were called to Little Marley Beach (pictured) just before 4pm after they received mixed reports of two men being washed off rocks

On Tuesday, police and emergency services were called to Little Marley Beach (pictured) just before 4pm after they received mixed reports of two men being washed off rocks

News of the drowning at Little Marley Beach comes just two days after a 29-year-old man drowned in Moore River in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. 

The Guilderon man was swimming with his friends near a pontoon about 7.30pm on Monday evening when he disappeared. 

After Police Airwing and Lancelin Volunteer Marine Rescue conducted a thorough search of the area, his body was later found about 10.30pm.  

Officers from Sutherland Police Area Command were in attendance at Little Marley Beach, where they spoke to witnesses.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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