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Wentworth Falls: Fears of five bushwalkers after landslide in NSW Blue Mountains at Wentworth pass

Fears for five bushwalkers after landside at tourist hotspot in Sydney’s Blue Mountains

There are fears for five bushwalkers following a landslide in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. 

NSW Police said a rescue operation is underway following a landslip near Wentworth Pass, at Wentworth Falls.

Emergency services were called about 1.40pm on Monday after reports several people had been injured in the natural disaster.

There had been a group of five people walking near the area at the popular tourist destination at the time of the landslide. 

Paramedics were winched from a rescue helicopter down the cliff face as they searched for anyone who had been taken by moving debris. 

‘About 1.40pm emergency services were called to Wentworth Park, Wentworth Falls due to concerns for the welfare of five bushwalkers following a landslip near the pass,’ a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

‘A rescue operation is currently underway. No further information is available at this time.’ 

Early reports indicate the group may have been a family hiking through the area. 

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