Two men rescued from Figure Eight Pools in Royal National Park

by admin on December 20th, 2018

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Tourists pose for photographs earlier in January at the Figure Eight Pools in the Royal National Park. Photo: Wolter PeetersTwo men were flown to safety after swimming in the notorious Figure Eight Pools in Sydney’s Royal National Park.
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Emergency services were called to the pools at the southern end of the park on Sunday night following reports that people were in trouble after the tide had risen.

The men, aged 28 and 29, were winched to safety by a NSW Ambulance Helicopter.

The 29-year-old was taken to Sutherland Hospital where he was treated for minor hypothermia and injuries.

The younger man was taken to Garie Beach car park where he was treated for minor hypothermia. He did not require hospital treatment.

Wollongong police, Police Rescue, State Emergency Services volunteers, paramedics and Surf LIfe Savers were all involved in the rescue.

The rescue comes one week after a 20-year-old man was flown from the pools after he was knocked over by a wave.

He suffered superficial injuries to his wrist, thigh and knee, and paramedics eventually decided to call an ambulance rescue helicopter.

In recent months, the picturesque pools have attracted thousands of sightseers, who have risked injury to snap social media photos along the rock shelf which becomes inundated at high tide.

In January, more than 100 people were visiting the pools when a powerful wave crashed over the rock shelf and swept sightseers off their feet.

Three women were flown to hospital for treatment while a number of others suffered cuts, grazes and bruising.

Police said people were reminded to check for weather conditions and tide times before heading to the pools.

with Illawarra Mercury 

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