Girl's tragic triple-0 call after family killed in Blue Mountains landslide

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Harrowing details of the triple-0 call made by a teenage girl after her father and brother were killed in a landslide on Monday have been revealed.

The 15-year-old girl reportedly told emergency services “I don’t know where we are", following the deadly landslide, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The family of five were bushwalking at Wentworth Falls in the NSW Blue Mountains when disaster struck, killing a 49-year-old British man and his nine-year-old son.

A 50-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy from the family remain in a critical condition in hospital after they were winched from the scene of the landslide on Wentworth Pass.

Rescue workers at Wentworth Falls during a rescue mission following the Blue Mountains landslide.
Rescue workers at Wentworth Falls during a rescue mission following the Blue Mountains landslide. Source: Seven news

The 15-year-old girl from the family group avoided the landslide but remains in hospital under observation and for treatment of shock.

She called for help and was walked out of the bush by paramedics to the car park – about a 90-minute walk.

NSW Police later confirmed the group was a family on holiday from Britain.

The bodies of father and son retrieved

Emergency services responded at about 1.40pm on Monday following reports that a landslide had affected five bushwalkers on the Wentworth Pass walking track at Wentworth Falls.

Rescue crews had worked through Monday afternoon to winch the injured mother and son to safety where they were transported to hospital.

The body of the man and boy were retrieved around 9.30am AEST on Tuesday a NSW Police spokesperson confirmed.

NSW Ambulance Acting Chief Superintendent Stewart Clarke told reporters on Monday that the incident was a heartbreaking end to what was supposed to be a pleasant day out.

"It is terribly sad to have lost two lives here today and my heart goes out to the families and the survivors of this horrific ordeal who have witnessed what is certainly a traumatic event," he said.

NSW Police are working with the British consulate to contact relatives of the family.

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