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Rock climber spends night clinging to a rock face after falling down cliff in the Blue Mountains

Shirtless climber spends the night clinging to a rock face with a broken arm after falling down a 150m cliff in the Blue Mountains

  • The man fell half way down the 150-metre cliff at Point Pilcher at 4pm on Sunday
  • He spent the night sitting on a 1-metre rock ledge as temperatures dropped to 6c
  • A police rescue helicopter is currently waiting to winch the climber to safety 
  • It’s believed the rock climber, in his 50s, sustained a fractured arm during the fall

A rock climber has spent 16 hours stranded on a rock face after falling half way down a 150-metre cliff in the Blue Mountains. 

The shirtless man, believed to be in his 50s, fell 40 metres down the cliff at Point Pilcher near Medlow Bath about 4pm on Sunday.

He spent the night sheltering in a cave on a 1-metre rock ledge with one of his climbing companions and rescuers as temperatures plunged to just 6C.

A complicated rescue operation is currently underway on Monday morning after it had to be suspended overnight due to poor light.  

The shirtless man, believed to be in his 50s, fell half way down the cliff face at Point Pilcher near Medlow Bath about 4pm on Sunday

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics tried to winch the man to safety last night, but it was suspended as it got too dark

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics tried to winch the man to safety last night, but it was suspended as it got too dark

A complicated rescue operation is currently underway. Rescuers plan to lower the man to the valley floor before a helicopter can winch him to safety

A complicated rescue operation is currently underway. Rescuers plan to lower the man to the valley floor before a helicopter can winch him to safety

Rescuers plan to lower the man to the valley floor before a helicopter can winch him to safety. 

The man suffered a fractured arm, but the extent of his injuries won’t be known until he is rescued.  

More to come.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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