Blue Mountains, NSW: Climber dies in freak accident after being crushed by rock fall
Tragedy as climber dies in freak accident after being hit by falling rock causing cardiac arrest
- A man has died in the Blue Mountains of NSW after being hit by a rock fall
- The mountaineer, aged around 36, went into cardiac arrest on Sunday
- The man died at the scene which was attended by police and paramedics
A man has died in a rock climbing accident after being crushed by a rock fall in the Blue Mountains region of NSW.
The climber in his 30s was struck by the 30cm boulder during an ascent known as ‘Sweet Dreams’ in the mountain range west of Sydney around midday on Sunday.
The man was climbing with a friend who was able to call for help.
But the man went into cardiac arrest and died shortly afterwards at the scene.
Emergency service workers are pictured at the scene where a man in his 30s died after being hit by a rock fall
Emergency services, including police and paramedics, rushed to Sublime Point Road (pictured) in Leura
Emergency services including police and paramedics rushed to Sublime Point Road in Leura, about two hours drive west of Sydney on Sunday afternoon.
It is believed the climber was wearing a helmet when he was struck by the rock.
A crime scene has been established with a report to be prepared for the coroner.
It is believed the climber was wearing a helmet when he was hit by the rock. Pictured are emergency service vehicles at the scene