Man falls from Pearl Beach cliff

Firefighters effected a vertical rescue

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Fire and Rescue NSW rescued a man who fell off a ledge on Pearl Beach Road, Pearl Beach, on the evening of April 7.

Firefighting crews from Gosford and Umina responded to the incident just before 5pm, after a male was reported to have fallen some distance to the bottom of a cliff.

The man was located in dense bushland and treated for his injuries by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene.

Due to the challenging terrain and location of the patient, specialist vertical rescue crews from FRNSW used rescue equipment to access and retrieve the patient.

NSW Police Force, NSW Ambulance, and the NSW Rural Fire Service were all in attendance, with the man being removed and conveyed to hospital by helicopter shortly after 8.30pm.

Media release, Apr 8
Fire and Rescue NSW