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Blue Mountains police rescuers recover body of member of hiking group

Radio 2LT | Move Fm News
13 Jun 2021, 17:49 GMT+10

WENTWORTH FALLS, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia - The body of a hiker who fell on Saturday afternoon in the New South Wales Blue Mountains has been recovered.

Emergency services were alerted to the man's dilemma around 2:45pm on Saturday afternoon. He fell at Wentworth Falls, and was seriously injured.

Police say they believe the 60-year-old man, later named as Jack Chen, was hiking with a group of eight at the time of the incident.

Officers from Police Rescue and the NSW Ambulance Special Operations Unit were called to the scene and commenced a rescue operation.

Emergency services respond to a hiker tragedy in the Blue Mountains.
Screenshot: TCN Channel Nine

With assistance from PolAir, Mr Chen's body was located at Blue Drum Creek, about 450 metres from Blue Drum Falls. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

About 3:00pm Sunday afternoon Mr Chen's body was retrieved.

Investigating NSW police say a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

(File photo)

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