Teen dies after falling from cliffs at Sydney whale watching area

Elias Hubbard
July 23, 2018

The man, believed to be aged 18, fell at least 10 metres at Cape Solander in Kurnell about 3.30pm on Monday.

A rescue helicopter arrived seven minutes after his friends raised the alarm.

It is thought the group of teenagers walked down from an official viewing platform to a rocky platform nearer the water before the fall. However the man, who has yet to be identified, was subsequently pronounced dead.

Water police, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and paramedics rushed to the scene and pulled the teen from the water, but he could not be revived.

Kurnell, at the southern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park is a popular spot for whale-watching.

Several news organisations reported the young man was a British tourist, however police would not confirm this.

Initial inquiries suggest there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

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