Rescue crews on double duty after Clean Up Australia Day

March 4, 2024 6:52 am in by
Image: NSW SES Wollongong Unit Facebook

NSW SES Wollongong and Dapto Unit volunteers, many of whom had spent the morning at a Clean Up Australia Day event on the escarpment, were called to the Royal National Park to support NSW Ambulance on Sunday afternoon.

Two bushwalkers reportedly sustained injuries at the Figure 8 Pools, but fortunately were able to be walked out with assistance from Ambulance Specialists and Fire and Rescue NSW.

As crews were preparing to depart, a suspected drowning was reported at nearby Burning Palms Beach.

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SES and Ambulance personnel began the long hike down to the remote beach, a Toll Ambulance Rescue helicopter was able to attend to winch and transport the swimmer, who was conscious.