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Teenagers plunge down cliff from lookout in NSW

  • A pair of teenagers who plummeted 20 metres down a cliff face have survived
  • The 17-year-old driver and his 16-year-old passenger only suffered minor injuries
  • The male driver went to leave a lookout car park in Forster around 9.30pm
  • He instead went through the barrier and the car fell 20 metres onto rocks below

A pair of teenagers who plummeted 20 metres over a New South Wales cliff have miraculously escaped serious injuries.

Police say the 17-year-old driver and his 16-year-old female passenger were lucky to walk away with minor cuts and bruises after their 4WD rolled off the cliff and fell onto rocks in Forster.

The 17-year-old went to drive away from a lookout car park in the Mid North Coast town about 9.30pm on Monday when he crashed through the barrier instead.

The 4WD (pictured) plummeted 20 metres over a cliff on the NSW mid-north coast 

The 17-year-old driver crashed through a barrier (pictured) when he went to leave the lookout 

The 17-year-old driver crashed through a barrier (pictured) when he went to leave the lookout 

The car plunged down the 20 metre cliff face and landed on rocks, with a large boulder stopping it from falling into the ocean.

The 16-year-old female passenger and the driver suffered minor cuts, bruises, and possible concussion.

Police say the pair had been talking while relaxing at the popular spot before going over the edge.

Onlookers in a second vehicle also parked at the lookout called police, and officers from Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command attended the scene.

Police say the driver and his 16-year-old female passenger were lucky to escape without serious injury 

Police say the driver and his 16-year-old female passenger were lucky to escape without serious injury 

The car plunged down the 20 metre cliff face and landed on rocks (pictured) 

The car plunged down the 20 metre cliff face and landed on rocks (pictured) 

NSW Ambulance paramedics climbed down to the teenagers, who had escaped the wreckage unassisted.

They were checked by paramedics before being taken to Manning Base Hospital as a precaution. 

Police were told they have suffered minor cuts, bruises and possible concussion.

A large boulder stopped the 4WD from going further toward the ocean (pictured) 

A large boulder stopped the 4WD from going further toward the ocean (pictured) 

The two teenagers were checked by paramedics before they were taken to Manning Base Hospital 

The two teenagers were checked by paramedics before they were taken to Manning Base Hospital 

Police were told they have suffered minor cuts, bruises and possible concussion

Police were told they have suffered minor cuts, bruises and possible concussion

The driver has undergone mandatory testing.

Officers from Fire & Rescue NSW assisted at the scene and the car is yet to be retrieved.  

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  

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