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 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