'Tragic accident': Woman falls to her death near popular Sydney lookout

Tom Flanagan
News Reporter

A young woman has died after falling at a popular Sydney lookout track in what police say appears to be a “tragic accident”.

Police were called to Manly’s North Head about 6.20am after reports of a concern for welfare, NSW Police said in a statement.

On arrival they found a woman with serious head injuries after a fall. She died at the scene.

A friend she was with, who has since been taken to hospital with shock, tried to perform CPR at the scene before paramedics arrived, Acting Inspector Stuart Byrnes told reporters.

The women, both aged 21, had been walking on the eastern side of North Head near Blue Fish Point, the Manly Daily reported.

A NSW Police spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia the women were on a bush walking track in the area, which Act Insp Byrnes said was “not easily accessible”.

The view from Manly's North Head over Sydney Harbour. Source: NSW NPWS

The spokesperson said the incident doesn’t appear to be suspicious and is likely a “tragic accident”.

Investigations at the scene are ongoing.

Police spent Wednesday morning recovering the woman’s body from where she had fallen.

Act Insp Brynes said due to the “extremely difficult” terrain, police were forced to use a helicopter to access her body.

Police at the scene of the incident. Source: ABC

One local told the ABC the track near a World War II bunker is popular with locals and is often used for whale watching and to view the sunrise.

To reach the military bunker, as well as nearby tidal pools where her body was located near to, walkers must leave the beaten path, the Manly Daily reported.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

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