Brit dies in Australian waterfall

A British man has died after falling from a waterfall in Australia. The 20-year-old was walking with friends in the Blue Mountains near Sydney when he slipped in water and fell over the edge of Wentworth Falls, New South Wales Police said.

Killed Brit had been visiting Wentworth Falls in Australia

The body of a British man who died after falling from a waterfall in Australia has now been recovered after he fell over the edge of Wentworth Falls.

The 20-year-old was walking with friends when he slipped over the edge of Wentworth Falls Credit: APTN
Emergency services at the scene of the waterfall accident
Emergency services at the scene of the accident Credit: APTN
Wentworth Falls is a popular tourist destination in the Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls is a popular tourist destination in the Blue Mountains Credit: APTN

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Foreign office: Providing 'assistance to the family'

The family of a British man who died after falling from a waterfall have been notified of his death.

The 20-year-old was on holiday in Australia at the time, and had travelled from Sydney's Bondi area to the Blue Mountains, for a picnic with friends.

We are aware of the death of a British national in New South Wales, Australia, on 6 January 2013, and we are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.

– Foreign Office spokeswoman

Winds prevented helicopter from retrieving man's body

A 20-year-old British man has died after falling from a waterfall in Australia.

High winds prevented the helicopter from retrieving the man's body.

Rescue crews travelled to the area by foot today to renew their attempts.

The location is extremely rugged and difficult to access, despite the rescue crew being very experienced.

– Police spokeswoman

British man dies after falling from waterfall in Australia

A British man has died after falling from a waterfall in Australia.

The 20-year-old was walking with friends in the Blue Mountains near Sydney when he slipped over the edge of Wentworth Falls at noon yesterday, New South Wales Police said.

Police and paramedics were called and the man was declared dead at the scene, but high winds prevented a helicopter from retrieving his body.

Rescue crews travelled to the area by foot today to assist with a second attempt to recover the body.

A report will be prepared for the coroner, police said.