Blue Mountains, NSW: Climber dies in freak accident after being crushed by falling rock


Tragedy as climber dies in a freak accident after being hit by a falling rock triggering a cardiac arrest

  • Man has died in NSW’s Blue Mountains after being struck by a falling rock
  • Climber, believed to about 36-years-old, 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 freak climbing accident after being crushed by a falling rock in NSW’s Blue Mountains region. 

The climber in his 30s was struck by the 30cm rock during a climb known as ‘Sweet Dreams’ at the mountain range west of Sydney at around midday on Sunday.

The man had been rock climbing with a friend who was able to call for help.

But the man went into cardiac arrest and died a short time later at the scene. 

Emergency services workers are pictured at the scene where a man in his 30s died after being hit by a falling rock

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 (pictured) in Leura

Emergency services, including police and paramedics, rushed to Sublime Point Road in Leura, about a two hour drive west of Sydney on Sunday afternoon. 

The climber is believed to have been wearing a helmet when he was hit by the rock. 

A crime scene has been established with a report to be prepared for the Coroner. 

The climber is believed to have been wearing a helmet when he was hit by the rock. Pictured are emergency services vehicles at the scene

The climber is believed to have been wearing a helmet when he was hit by the rock. Pictured are emergency services vehicles at the scene 

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