Blaxland teenager falls off Lincoln’s Rock at Wentworth Falls

A Blaxland teenager was seriously injured on Monday afternoon after falling from Lincoln’s Rock in Wentworth Falls.

Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Brad Element said the 17-year-old was sitting close to the edge of the rock with a couple of friends when he stood up, and probably lost his balance, falling backwards, over a 30-metre drop. 

Paramedics and Police Rescue officers abseiled down to the teenager, who was winched out of the area by a NSW Ambulance helicopter, and taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

He sustained multiple serious fractures and internal injuries. On Tuesday morning the teen remained in intensive care but was in a stable condition and was expected to make a full recovery, Det Insp Element said.

Highway crash

A motorcyclist and his passenger were seriously injured in Blackheath on Saturday afternoon.

The motorcyclist, a 42-year-old man from Londonderry, with a 35-year-old female pillion passenger, were west-bound on the Great Western Highway at about 3.45pm when they were involved in a collision with a Honda hatchback being driven by an 84-year-old Katoomba woman. 

“The rider and pillion passenger both fell from the motorcycle after the collision and sustained serious injury. The rider was airlifted to Westmead Hospital for treatment,” said Det Insp Element.

Scam alert

Police are investigating reports of a scam involving a man posing as a roof repair worker.

It’s alleged the man knocked on a Springwood woman’s door on January 11 and said her roof was damaged and he would repair it.

The occupant paid the man a significant sum of money for the work, and later tried to contact the man and the company he worked for. She was informed the man did not work for that roofing company, and she was unable to contact him and he has not carried out the work, Det Insp Element said.

“It is alleged he asked for a sum of money, then requested more in order to carry out the work and hire the equipment needed, and then requested a further amount of money, totalling several thousand dollars,” Det Insp Element said.

The man was described as having an English accent. Police have urged people to be aware of scam tactics, and to check the legitimacy of any person who offers unsolicited work to them.

“If you are in doubt seek further advice before agreeing to any work being conducted or paying any money for repairs/restoration, particularly where the supposed service provider attends your home without a prior request,” Det Insp Element said. 

Anyone with information can contact Springwood Police on 4751 0299 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Assault

Police are investigating reports of an assault in Blackheath about 6.50am on January 12. A woman was outside her house when she was approached by an unknown person and assaulted.

It is alleged the person attempted, unsuccessfully, to take some personal property from the woman, then ran off.

Detectives are looking for a person described as Caucasian, about 1.7m tall, wearing a black hoodie. Anyone with information is urged to call Katoomba Police, 4782 8199.