1 Dead After Climbing Accident in Australia

One person still missing

Adam Roy

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One person drowned and one is unaccounted for after an accident on a sea cliff near Australia’s Noosa National Park. Police received a call at about 2:30 local time on Friday that the pair, a woman and a man, were climbing a 160-foot cliff at Noosa Heads when they slipped and fell into the ocean.

Emergency crews retrieved the woman’s drowned body that afternoon but couldn’t find the second person. Speaking later that afternoon, Dan King of the AGL Rescue Helicopter Service told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that it was unclear that there actually was another victim.

“Initially we were told that there was a second person missing, which is why we spent quite a bit of time searching in that Granite Bay area, searching around low level,” he said. “We stayed out there as long as we could until we needed to return to base to refuel.”

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