A teenage boy has been airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition after a dramatic rescue at Mulgoa this afternoon.
It’s understood the 16-year-old fell some 40 metres down a cliff near Fairlight Road.
The rescue took several hours and it’s understood the teenager has head, chest and hip injuries. Various medical crews including a medical trauma team treated the boy on the scene.
He was winched out of the location and then taken to hospital by the NSW Ambulance rescue helicopter.
The Weekender has been told that the teenager was by himself when he fell, with his screams alerting two other teenagers who were walking nearby.
One of the teenagers, who was trained in first aid, climbed down to the injured boy and stayed with him until emergency services arrived.
The boy’s condition is unknown but it is understood he is continuing to receive treatment at Westmead Hospital.
Nepean Gorge, where the boy fell, is a popular walking and sightseeing area for locals and visitors alike.