Springwood roof collapse: two injured

A Springwood firefighter and a local resident were injured when a garage roof gave way on Easter Monday.

Roof collapse: Fire and Rescue's Tom Clarkstone on scene where a firefighter and resident were injured. Photo: TNV.

Roof collapse: Fire and Rescue's Tom Clarkstone on scene where a firefighter and resident were injured. Photo: TNV.

Firefighters were called to a home in Springwood's Paterson Road about 5pm, where an elderly man had fallen through a roof during domestic maintenance.

The man, aged in his seventies, had managed to crawl back onto the roof and was "injured and disorientated" when help arrived, Katoomba zone Fire and Rescue Inspector Tom Clarkstone, said.

"Springwood brigade were first on scene, the first firefighter on accessing the site, the structural integrity gave way. He also fell through the roof and suffered a minor shoulder injury, but was later released from Nepean Hospital and is recovering well."

"We were unsure of the injuries to the elderly gent and making the immediate assessment we got caught out," the Inspector added.

Both were taken to hospital in stable conditions. Ambulance and police rescue also attended.

Stuck in waterfall

About 2pm on Easter Saturday (April 20) a 47-year-old Queensland woman got stuck after climbing up to the top of Katoomba Cascades.

Friends of the woman called for help after she climbed the 20 metre high waterfall and could not get back down due to the slippery rocks.

Police chief inspector Peter Scheinflug said "her reasons for doing this are unknown, but it is common practice for tourists to put themselves at risk in this manner for a photograph opportunity, a selfie or to get a better look".

Police rescue were able to set up a roping system from the top of the waterfall and abseil to the woman. She was then assisted to climb up out of the waterfall to safety.

BMX gun bandit

Intruder pulls a gun while on BMX bike: Police say the intruder may have been riding this blue BMX style bicycle.

Intruder pulls a gun while on BMX bike: Police say the intruder may have been riding this blue BMX style bicycle.

On Saturday April 20 about 1.15 am an intruder was disturbed in the backyard of a Bowaga Avenue, East Blaxland property.

Police said the owner confronted the intruder who then fled down the driveway.

"The owner gave chase and was threatened by the intruder who allegedly produced a medium sized hand gun, threatening to shoot the owner before running away."

Police are seeking anyone with CCTV installed, in the upper end of Bowaga Ave and on Old Bathurst Road, if they could check their footage around this time period. The intruder may have been riding a blue BMX style bicycle. He is described as being in his early 20s with long blonde hair and was wearing a white jumper and shorts. Contact Springwood detectives on 47510299.