British tourist, 18, dies after plunging 10 metres from a whale-watching cliff ‘while posing for a photograph’ at a popular spot
- A teenager has died after plunging 10 metres from a whale-watching cliff
- The teen died while ‘posing for a photograph’ at the edge of the Kurnell cliff
- Paramedics were called to the cliff in Sydney’s south about 3.30pm Monday
- The boy’s body was reportedly in the water for 30 minutes before recovered
- New South Wales ambulance pronounced the 18-year-old dead at the scene
A teenage British tourist has fallen to his death from a popular whale-watching clifftop in Australia.
The 18-year-old visitor was standing with friends on the cliff edge near Kurnell, south of Sydney, a popular place for watching migrating whales, when he fell.
New South Wales police said the man, who has not been named, was standing with friends looking out to sea at Cape Solander, near Kurnell, when he lost his balance and plunged 30ft into the sea.
Emergency services (helicopter and boats) were called to Cape Solander Drive at Kurnell in Sydney’s south about 3.30pm on Monday
His alarmed friends, unable to reach the area where he had landed in the water made desperate phone calls to police.
A police vessel was able to pick up the man, who was unconscious in the water, but he passed away.
Police said the man had been standing on an official viewing platform when the tragedy occurred.
Just how he managed to plunge from the cliff top while standing on an official viewing area is being investigated by police.
In early June another man fell to his death while taking photos in the same area.
The police said they were not treating the man’s death as suspicious.
New South Wales ambulance said the teenager’s body was in the water for about 30 minutes before it was recovered
Paramedics worked to revive the 18-year-old but he was pronounced dead at the scene