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Jan 3, 2013, 4:03 AM

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Re: [bearbreeder] Two rock climbers seriously injured after cliff fall near Mt Victoria
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It is accurate to say that the are many people interested in learning more of this incident. It seems to be a factor two fall incident where the belayer was injured more than the climber. At the moment very little information has emerged beyond the police report.

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/
Two rock climbers seriously injured after cliff fall - near Mt Victoria

Thursday, 03 January 2013 02:22:43 AM

Two rock climbers had to be rescued after suffering numerous broken bones during a fall near Mt Victoria in the Blue Mountains yesterday.

About 1pm, Wednesday 2 January 2013, a 31-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were scaling a 35 metre cliff at Hornes Point on Mt Piddington when the man slipped off the cliff.

He fell 18 metres to the base of the cliff and sustained a compound fracture to his ankle and a fractured leg.

During the incident the woman was pulled from her position and fell 12 metres to the ground where she sustained numerous fractures; head and internal injuries.

A number of other climbers came to their aid before emergency services were contacted.

Officers from the Police Rescue Squad and the Ambulance Rescue Helicopter attended the scene with doctors and paramedics being winched in to treat the injured pair.

They were airlifted to Westmead Hospital where the woman is believed to be in a critical condition while the man is in a stable condition and undergoing surgery.

A crime scene was established at the cliff and examined by specialist forensic officers.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing with police waiting to speak to the injured climbers.


I had to make a couple of calls today check up on a few people that I knew were climbing in the area. I just got back yesterday from canyoning in the area.


(This post was edited by patto on Jan 3, 2013, 4:04 AM)



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