Teens escape near-death experience after jumping off Sydney’s dangerous cliff
Two teenagers have escaped serious injury after jumping into the surf from an “extremely dangerous” cliff near a popular Sydney beach.
A multi-authority rescue operation was launched at Maroubra’s Mistral Point at 2.10pm on Friday when the boy’s friends called emergency services and reported that the two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were trapped under the cliff.
The couple washed up on the rocks and fled to a cave, NSW Police said.
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Video footage of the dramatic rescue shows large waves lashing rocks near the stranded teenagers as police rappel down the cliff to rescue them.
Paramedics treated the boys with minor cuts and abrasions and both were taken to Prince of Wales Hospital as a precaution, police said.
Chief Inspector Tracy Ford Chief Inspector Tracy Ford said the rescue was a great result but warned others not to jump off the cliff.
“While the area attracts adventurers, it’s important to remember that the area is still extremely dangerous,” Chief Inspector Ford said.
“Fortunately, the police rescue and bomb disposal unit is trained for such salvage operations – and thanks to the quick response of all first responders, we were able to avoid a tragic outcome over this long weekend.”