One dead, two trapped after Blue Mountains rockslide

A man has died and two others are trapped after an accident at Wentworth Falls. Photo: Seven NewsOne man is dead, and two others remain trapped after a rockslide in the Blue Mountainson Wednesday.
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At least one of the trapped men has serious injuries.

Critical care paramedics had been winched in to assess the patients, andrescue teams from police and fire and rescue were also on scene.

Emergency services responded to reports of people injured in the rock fall at Wentworth Fallsabout 11.45am.

The two trapped men appear to have multiple fractures, an ambulance spokesman said.

The spokesman said it appeared thewalking track had collapsed, and police were setting up a command post at the scene.

Efforts to rescue the two men were expected to be “protracted”, an ambulance spokesman said, andcould be hampered by the weather which he said looked to beturning bad.

Fifteenambulance crews including three rescue helicopters were responding to the incident.

One Fire and Rescue crew was also on the scene and two more were on their way, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said.

A command post has been established at the end of Falls Road, where officers fromBlue Mountains Local Area Command, police rescue, Polair andNational Parks and Wildlife Service are also on the scene.

Scenery at the National Pass, near where the accident occurred. Photo: Johan Palsson

Police asked members of the public to avoid the area.

An announcement on the National Parks and Wildlife Service website says Wentworth Pass is closed “due to a rockfall on National Pass”.

The pass closure affects the Den Fenella walking track, National Pass and the Wentworth Pass loop walking track.

A man has died and two others are trapped after an accident at Wentworth Falls. Photo: Seven NewsOne man is dead, and two others remain trapped after a rockslide in the Blue Mountainson Wednesday.
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At least one of the trapped men has serious injuries.

Critical care paramedics had been winched in to assess the patients, andrescue teams from police and fire and rescue were also on scene.

Emergency services responded to reports of people injured in the rock fall at Wentworth Fallsabout 11.45am.

The two trapped men appear to have multiple fractures, an ambulance spokesman said.

The spokesman said it appeared thewalking track had collapsed, and police were setting up a command post at the scene.

Efforts to rescue the two men were expected to be “protracted”, an ambulance spokesman said, andcould be hampered by the weather which he said looked to beturning bad.

Fifteenambulance crews including three rescue helicopters were responding to the incident.

One Fire and Rescue crew was also on the scene and two more were on their way, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said.

A command post has been established at the end of Falls Road, where officers fromBlue Mountains Local Area Command, police rescue, Polair andNational Parks and Wildlife Service are also on the scene.

Scenery at the National Pass, near where the accident occurred. Photo: Johan Palsson

Police asked members of the public to avoid the area.

An announcement on the National Parks and Wildlife Service website says Wentworth Pass is closed “due to a rockfall on National Pass”.

The pass closure affects the Den Fenella walking track, National Pass and the Wentworth Pass loop walking track.