Teen Dies After Falling From Cliff At Popular Sydney Lookout
A young man has died after he slipped and fell from a cliff while with a group of friends at a popular whale-watching spot in south Sydney.
It’s believed that the 18-year-old fell at least 10 metres at Cape Solander in Kurnell at about 3:30pm on Monday after trying to take a selfie, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Police located the body of the teenager, with the help of a rescue helicopter, floating in the water below. He was pulled unconscious to dry land where paramedics performed CPR but he could not be saved.
It’s understood that the man was visiting from overseas on a holiday with 15 others.
Chief Inspector Chris Hill said that early investigations suggested that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
“It would appear at this time he was here with a group of friends to go whale watching,” he said to reporters on the scene. “They’ve made their way down to the rock platform…He’s slipped and fallen over the edge and unfortunately died.”
The death of the teenager comes just six weeks after a man in his 30s fell and died from the same popular whale-watching spot.
Chief Insp. Hill has urged anyone visiting the lookout to take extra caution and read the warning signs.
“Those rocks are very slippery. For your safety, we recommend that you stay up on the whale watching platform and please don’t go down on the rocks,” he said.
Officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command will prepare a report for the coroner.
Cape Solander is known as one of the best locations to spot whales in Sydney with June and July being the best times to see humpback whales as they migrate to warmer waters.