Two teenage boys have been rescued from a Maroubra cave after police abseiled down the cliff face to reach the pair.
About 2.10pm on Friday, emergency services responded to reports that two boys – aged 16 and 17 – had become stranded at the cliff base at Mistral Point after jumping into the surf from the top of the cliffs.
The teenagers were washed against the rocks and took refuge in a cave as friends contacted emergency services.
The response required multiple agencies, including Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, the Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit and Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Randwick Council Lifeguards and NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The inaccessibility of the location meant officers from Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit abseiled down to the teenagers before winching them back up the cliff face.
NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the boys for minor cuts and abrasions. They were taken to Prince of Wales Hospital as a precaution.
Eastern Beaches Police Area Command Duty Officer, Chief Inspector Tracy Ford, said the rescue was successful, but she warned about the dangers of the area.
“Whilst the area does attract adventure seekers, it must not be forgotten that the area is still extremely dangerous,” she said.
“Thankfully the Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit are trained for such retrievals – and thanks to the quick response of all first responders, we were able to avoid a tragic outcome this long weekend.”
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