Man dies after falling 10 metres from whale-watching cliff

An 18-year-old man has died after falling from a cliff at a popular whale-watching area in Sydney’s south.

Emergency services were called to Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell at 3.30pm on Monday after reports that a man had fallen 10 metres, NSW Police said.

An 18-year-old man has fallen to his death from a whale-watching platform in Kurnell. Source: 7 News
An 18-year-old man has fallen to his death from a whale-watching platform in Kurnell. Source: 7 News

Marine Area Command officers attended and pulled the unconscious man from the water.

A rescue chopper was sent to the scene along with five ambulances.

NSW Ambulance paramedics tried to revive the man at the scene but he couldn’t be saved.

A rescue chopper was sent to the scene. Source: 7 News
A rescue chopper was sent to the scene. Source: 7 News

Kurnell, at the southern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park is a popular spot for whale-watching.

Initial investigations suggest there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s fall.

Officers from the Sutherland Shire Police Area Command will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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