Climber taken to hospital with multiple injuries
A climber was taken to hospital after falling from a cliff face at Pearl Beach on Thursday, April 8.
A multi-agency response involving Fire and Rescue crews from Umina and Gosford resulted in a "safe rescue" of the man, "in challenging conditions as light faded into darkness".
NSW Fire and Rescue vertical rope rescue specialists were sent down to initially stabilise the man.
They were followed by ambulance paramedics who were then hauled up together with the patient who was then airlifted to hospital.
The man, Mr Shaun Hemsley, later thanked his rescuers.
"I am safe and sound in Royal North Shore with pelvis fractures front and back, broken rib, partial lung collapse and missing a lot of skin," he said the following day.
"With all that, the teams worked super hard to get me up out of difficult terrain in the dark and get me to hospital safely.
"I would have been in deep trouble without their efforts.
"It is very much appreciated."
Social media, 8 Apr 2021
Station 340 Umina, Fire and Rescue NSW