Man, boy killed in Blue Mountains landslide as two more critical

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A man and boy have been killed and two others critically injured following a landslide in the NSW Blue Mountains on Monday afternoon.

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

NSW police say two people, a male and female, are being rescued and are both in a critical condition.

A rescue operation is currently underway in the Blue Mountains following a landslide.
A rescue operation is currently underway in the Blue Mountains following a landslip. Source: Nine News

"It is reported that the patients have significant head and abdominal injuries, requiring sedation and intubation prior to them being extracted," acting superintendent John Nelson said during a media conference.

Police said the fifth bushwalker, a girl whose age is unknown, has been rescued.

"We do have a girl that is walking out at the moment, and who is obviously clearly extremely distressed," Mr Nelson said.

"We're trying to talk to her in relation to attain some further information".

NSW police said a member of the group called 000 and gave the location.

A man has died and two others were trapped following a landslide in the Blue Mountains.
A man has died and two others were trapped with injuries after parts of a sandstone cliff fell onto a walking track in the national park. Source: AAP

'Complex and delicate rescue operation': NSW Ambulance

NSW Ambulance Acting Chief Superintendent Stewart Clarke described the incident as "absolutely heartbreaking"

“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.

“This was a really complex and delicate rescue operation for our crews who were working to access patients in rugged bushland and were navigating unstable ground.”

Two PolAir helicopters are on the scene assisting in the rescue effort, as well as specialist police and NSW Ambulance crews, including a critical care doctor and a critical care paramedic.

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