The our bodies of a British father and son killed in a landslide in Australia’s Blue Mountains have been retrieved by police.
A New South Wales Police spokesperson confirmed to the PA information company that the our bodies of the 49-year-old man and his nine-year-old son had been winched out by PolAir round 9.30am on Tuesday.
5 members of the identical household had been caught within the landslide on Monday whereas on vacation in Australia.
Talking to radio station 2GB, Blue Mountains Space Command appearing superintendent John Nelson stated emergency companies had been targeted on caring for the 2 surviving family members who had been critically injured within the landslide.
He stated the 50-year-old lady and 14-year-old boy had been in a essential situation at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.
They had been taken to hospital with vital head and stomach accidents following the incident on the strolling monitor, which was reported to emergency companies at round 1.40pm native time on Monday.
The nine-year-old and his father died on the scene at Wentworth Move within the Blue Mountains, some 100 miles west of Sydney, New South Wales police stated.
A fifth member of the identical household, a 15-year-old lady, was handled for shock.
Mr Nelson described the 15-year-old lady as “extraordinarily distressed”.
Stewart Clarke, from NSW Ambulance, stated the incident occurred in an “extraordinarily harmful, extraordinarily unstable surroundings”.
“It’s terribly unhappy to have misplaced two lives right here at this time and my coronary heart goes out to the households and the survivors of this horrific ordeal who’ve witnessed what’s definitely a traumatic occasion,” Mr Clarke instructed media on Monday, describing the state of affairs as “heartbreaking”.
A Overseas, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (FCDO) spokesperson stated: “We’re offering consular assist to the household of a British couple and their youngsters following an incident in Australia.
“We’re in touch with the native authorities.”