Mountain climber left clinging to cliff face after Blue Mountains fall


The man, who’d been climbing in the National Park with a group of three friends, fell at about 4pm and became stranded on the ledge.

NSW Police told news.com.au they attempted to rescue the man yesterday after he fell at about 4pm, but were hampered by poor vision. He spent the night on the ledge with a thermal blanket.

The stranded climber clings to a one metre wide ledge.Source:Channel 7

Police attempted to rescue the man last night but were hampered by conditions. Picture: 7 News

Police attempted to rescue the man last night but were hampered by conditions. Picture: 7 NewsSource:Channel 7

Police told news.com.au they are working to try and rescue the man again this morning.

The rock climber is believed to have a fractured arm and spent the night stranded in place.

Last night ambulance crews awaited the man above at Point Pilcher in Medlow Bath as police helicopters tried to winch him to safety, but the rescue was abandoned until first light.

More to come.



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