Landslide horror with two bushwalkers dead and two others in a critical condition at a popular tourist walk in the NSW Blue Mountains
- Two are dead and two in critical condition after landslide in Blue Mountains
- Emergency services were called to Wentworth Falls in the national park
- Group of five bushwalkers were believed to be taken by debris in landslip
Two bushwalkers have died and two others are in a critical condition following a landslide in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
NSW Police confirmed a rescue operation is underway following a landslip near Wentworth Pass, at Wentworth Falls.
Emergency services were called about 1.40pm on Monday after reports several people had been injured in the natural disaster.
Two bushwalkers have died following a landslide in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney
There had been a group of five people walking near the area at the popular tourist destination at the time of the landslide.
Early reports indicated the group were a family hiking through the area.
Paramedics were winched from a rescue helicopter down the cliff face to search for the group.
The two critical patients have been airlifted out of the area, while the fifth person walked to safety.
Paramedics were winched from a rescue helicopter down the cliff face as they searched for anyone who had been taken by moving debris
‘About 1.40pm emergency services were called to Wentworth Park, Wentworth Falls due to concerns for the welfare of five bushwalkers following a landslip near the pass,’ a NSW Police spokeswoman said.
‘A rescue operation is currently underway. No further information is available at this time.’
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