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Boy rescued from cliff face at Austinmer: photos

Local News>ANDREW PEARSON23 Feb 2016, 12:30 p.m.

A large-scale rescue operation was launched after a boy became stuck on a cliff face at Austinmer on Monday night.

Wollongong City SES Unit volunteers and members of the Illawarra Police Rescue Squad (PRS) worked side-by-side to complete the vertical rescue, on the northern headland of Austinmer beach, about 7.50pm.

Details surrounding the rescue, including the age of the boy, aren’t known.

Wollongong police told the Mercury that, given the nature of the incident, no comment would be provided. 

It is understood the boy was not injured in the ordeal. 

The Illawarra PRS and Wollongong City SES both posted limited information on their respective Facebook pages.

“A PRS operator was lowered to the boy and secured him into a harness before both were hauled safely back to the top of the cliff,” the SES unit’s Facebook post said.

Images of SES volunteers in action were included on one of the social media posts.

Earlier this evening a Vertical Rescue team from the Unit worked with the Illawarra Police Rescue Squad - NSW Police...

Posted by NSW SES Wollongong City Unit on Monday, February 22, 2016
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