Bushwalker plunges 40m to his death from a popular tourist trail after entering a dangerous escarpment ‘not meant for sightseeing’
- A man in his 20s has died after plunging 40 metres down a cliff face in NSW
- It’s reported the man was bushwalking with friends when he fell on Saturday
- Emergency services were called to the cliff near Wollongong about 12.40pm
A man has plunged 40 metres to his death while bushwalking at a popular scenic path south of Sydney.
Emergency services were called to a cliff near the southern end of Sea Cliff Bridge near Wollongong, following reports a man had fallen on to rocks.
The man, aged in his 20s, was with friends when he slipped from the edge of the cliff and fell more than 40m about 12.40pm on Saturday, police said.
Emergency services were called to a cliff near the southern end of Seacliff Bridge at Clifton, north of Wollongong, following reports a man had fallen onto rocks on Saturday
Officers from the Wollongong Police District attended and established a crime scene.
Duty Inspector Mark Walker told The Sydney Morning Herald the group had gone up on to the escarpment above the bridge but ‘It’s not meant for people to go sightseeing on; it’s not meant for tourists. There was no railing… it’s very dangerous’.
Police Rescue retrieved the man’s body late Saturday afternoon in a rescue mission which saw the bridge closed.
A report will now be prepared for the Coroner.
It was reported by police that the man, aged in his 20s, was with friends when he slipped from the edge of the cliff and fell more than 40m