Jet skiers rescued from cliff face
Two jet ski riders have been airlifted to safety after they became stranded halfway up a cliff off Pretty Beach on Sunday, June 24.
Broken Bay Water Police were alerted at 8pm to two men, aged 30 and 32, who had not returned after leaving Pretty Beach riding a jet ski four hours earlier.
Polair, water police from Broken Bay and Sydney, the NSW Ambulance rescue helicopter, Brisbane Water land crews and Marine Rescue Vessels cooperated to initiate a water and air search.
The men were spotted six metres up a rock ledge on a cliff platform at Iron Ladder Beach and their jet ski had washed up on the rocks.
Water Police could not get close enough to affect a water rescue due to prevailing sea conditions, so both men had to be airlifted off the cliff platform by the NSW Ambulance Helicopter.
The men were treated in the aircraft for the effects of cold and exposure, and were released after landing at Gosford Hospital at 10:30pm.
Both men were wearing life jackets.
Media release, 25 Jun 2018
NSW Police Media
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