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Fatality at Pierce's Pass
wollemi
2/01/2009
5:17:01 PM
A rock climber has died after plunging 100 metres in the Blue Mountains National Park,
west of Sydney.

Emergency crews responded to reports of a fallen climber about 11:40am on Friday
along Pierces Pass near the Bells Line Of Road, Two road crews, Special Casualty
Access Team (SCAT) paramedics, an Ambulance Rescue Helicopter, along with police
rescue officers and Polair searched for the climber. The climber was found dead shortly
before 4.30pm. A second climber, a man, was located during the search and was being
walked out with a minor arm injury.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/rock-climber-
dies/2009/01/02/1230681737976.html

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With all the vibrant chat about the area here of late, the place seemed safe...

Winston Smith
2/01/2009
5:34:04 PM
This from the NSW Police website. They're saying it is Mount Wilson.

As usual confusion reigns supreme ...


Climber found dead after fall Ė Mount Wilson
Friday, 02 Jan 2009 05:00pm


Police from the Blue Mountains Local Area Command are arranging to retrieve the body of a man who reportedly fell while climbing in rugged bushland earlier today.

Police and ambulance were called to an area near Mount Wilson, off the Bells Line of Road, about 11.30am by a man saying he saw a person fall 100m down a cliff.

A search began using police and ambulance officers on foot and assisted by the police helicopter, Polair.

Sweeps of the area continued from the air and on foot until the manís body was located by ambulance officers shortly after 4pm.

Police are in the process of retrieving the manís body, believed to be aged in his 20s, from Sydney.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Reporter
2/01/2009
5:45:35 PM
Seeking help in identifying the climber who fell today in the Blue Mountains. Regards Stuart mcLean reporter with The Daily Telegraph. I can be contracted on 0423234612 thanks.

skink
2/01/2009
8:16:27 PM
Won't the police release his name when it is appropriate?

Or is it your plan to get the scoop and be the first to harass the unfortunate person's loved ones?

anthonyk
2/01/2009
8:29:26 PM
very sorry to hear about this. my condolences to everyone involved.

Breezy
3/01/2009
7:59:46 AM
On 2/01/2009 Reporter wrote:
>Seeking help in identifying the climber who fell today in the Blue Mountains.
>Regards Stuart mcLean reporter with The Daily Telegraph. I can be contracted
>on 0423234612 thanks.

Go Away.
WM
3/01/2009
9:56:49 AM
On 2/01/2009 Reporter wrote:
> I can be contracted

apt typo ... reporters can be harder to shake off than syphilis

hatman
3/01/2009
1:17:20 PM
that is because most of them have it!

bloody paper boy.
Winston Smith
3/01/2009
2:35:15 PM
Body of rock climber retrieved after fall in Blue Mountains

AAP
January 03, 2009 01:36pm


THE body of a rock climber has been retrieved nearly 24 hours after he plunged 100m to his death in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.
Two police officers and a Polair helicopter worked to winch the man's body from its resting place about 11am (AEDT) today.

Emergency crews responded to reports of a fallen climber at Mount Wilson, near the Bells Line Of Road about 11.30am yesterday, police said.

A large search near a cliff face along Pierces Pass was launched involving police and ambulance officers on foot as well as Polair and an ambulance rescue helicopter.

Ambulance officers reached the man on yesterday and determined he had died from the fall.

The climber has yet to be formally identified but he is believed to be aged in his 20s and from Sydney.

A report will be prepared for the New South Wales Coroner.

A second climber was found during the search and treated for a minor arm injury, the NSW Ambulance Service said.
Lucas Trihey
3/01/2009
8:58:19 PM
Sad news.
While it would be good for all of us to discover some facts about this accident, because there's a chance there may be a coronial inquest it's important that anything that is published on a website does not pre-empt any inquest if it goes ahead.
If anybody has any accurate info (ie: an eyewitness or the other person on the climb)please contact the AAR editors through the report page on the site at http://www.accidentregister.info and we'll be able to get a report up with as much info as we can legally.
Thanks
Lucas

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