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Teen critical after Stanwell Park cliff fall

police 2A TEENAGER is in a critical condition after he fell from a cliff at Stanwell Tops, Stanwell Park on Thursday.
About 2.45pm, the 16-year-old boy was with a school group when he leant on a branch near the edge of a cliff, causing it to break.
Police have been told the boy then lost his balance and fell over the edge the 40m cliff.
Emergency services were called, with paramedics assisting at the scene.
The boy was taken to St George Hospital in a critical condition, suffering head and arm injuries.
Police continue their investigations into the incident.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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