Two people have died while two critically injured patients remain trapped at the scene of a freak landslide in the Blue Mountains national park, west of Sydney.
Emergency services rushed to Wentworth Park at Wentworth Falls at around 1:40pm on Monday, due to “concerns for the welfare of five bushwalkers following a landslip near the pass”, NSW Police said.
A man and a boy have sadly perished with a woman and boy in a critical condition. The woman and boy are still trapped at the site of the landslide, with emergency services attempting to get the injured walkers out of the area.
The fifth person in the group was a girl who is believed to be uninjured, emergency crews have walked her out of the area.
NSW Ambulance Acting Chief Superintendent Stewart Clarke commented on the condition of the two trapped patients stating they have “significant head and abdominal injuries, requiring sedation and intubation prior to them being extradited”.
“They’ll be transported to the most appropriate hospital where they will continue with treatment and perhaps surgical intervention depending on the nature of their injuries,” he told reporters.
Mr Clarke went on to speak about the environment rescuers faced stating it was “extremely dangerous and unstable”
It is believed that the five were out for a bushwalk along a popular walking track when the incident occurred, it is not known if the group were known to each other or related.