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UNSW student, Annika Ferry, dies after slipping on rocks in Sydney’s North Head

‘Brilliant’ engineering student, 21, dies on a sunrise bushwalk after a ‘sad accident’ inside a WW2 bunker on Sydney’s north head

  • Annika Ferry, 21, died after falling during a sunrise bushwalk on Wednesday
  • Her friend desperately tried to give her CPR but Ms Ferry died at the scene
  • She fell near a World War Two bunker in Blue Fish Point, in Sydney’s North Head 
  • Ms Ferry had been a promising young engineering student at Sydney’s UNSW 

A sunrise bushwalk has ended in tragedy after a 21-year-old student died of head injuries suffered in a fall. 

Annika Ferry fell near a World War Two bunker in Blue Fish Point, in Sydney’s North Head around 6am on Wednesday.

Her friend, also aged 21, desperately performed CPR on the young University of New South Wales engineering student.

Annika Ferry had been walking with her friend in the dark during a bushwalk

Annika Ferry, 21, died on Wednesday morning after falling while on a bushwalk with her friend

Annika Ferry, 21, died on Wednesday morning after falling while on a bushwalk with her friend

Police arrived at the scene shortly after the fall and found Ms Ferry with severe head injuries.

Paramedics trekked hundreds of metres through the bush to reach Ms Ferry but it was too late. 

Harrowing footage from the scene showed Ms Ferry’s distraught friend clutching onto paramedics as she was taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

Northern Beaches Police Area Command duty officer Stuart Byrnes described the death as a ‘very sad accident’.

Ms Ferry (pictured with her dad) had been studying engineering at the University of New South Wales

Ms Ferry (pictured with her dad) had been studying engineering at the University of New South Wales

Annika Ferry fell near a World War Two bunker in Blue Fish Point, in Sydney's North Head around 6am on Wednesday

Annika Ferry fell near a World War Two bunker in Blue Fish Point, in Sydney’s North Head around 6am on Wednesday

‘There was only two people there, and one of them has gone to hospital in shock, we’re still trying to get to the bottom to the lead-up of it all,’ he told reporters.

‘We believed it was a very sad accident and our thoughts go out to the family, but it’s the subject of an investigation at the moment.’

Police continue to investigate the lead up to Ms Ferry’s death and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

Last year, the 21-year-old made the Dean’s honour list at UNSW.

She had also completed an entrepreneurship program in Scandinavia and is the daughter of prominent obstetrician, Dr Jim Ferry. 

Footage shows Ms Ferry's distraught friend clutching onto police officers as she is taken to hospital to be treated for shock

Footage shows Ms Ferry’s distraught friend clutching onto police officers as she is taken to hospital to be treated for shock

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