Man dies after collapse of ledge at Hancock Gorge

Published: June 26, 2015

A man has died after a ledge he was sitting on collapsed in Western Australia’s Karijini National Park.

The 19-year-old German tourist was swimming with a group of friends at Hancock Gorge on Wednesday when he climbed seven metres up the rock face to sit on the ledge. Police say the ledge then collapsed, and the man died as a result of his injuries.

The tragedy comes just days after experts warned that the iconic Wedding Cake Rock near Sydney is likely to collapse within a decade. Thousands of people have been photographed standing near the edge of the smooth, white rock which is perched over the ocean in recent years.

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Wayne Barlow
7 years ago

Would like road information condition on Hgh 52 between Batemans Bay and Canberra. I am towing a 26ft Van.

John W
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Barlow

The road is good but the first ten kilometres from Batemans bay is very steep and only a reasonably loaded vehicle should try the climb


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