Teen rescued after falling off a cliff at the Sunshine Coast

A teenage boy was rescued after falling off a cliff at Moffat Beach on Wednesday.
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A 14-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after falling from a cliff at a Sunshine Coast beach on Wednesday morning.

The boy fell from a cliff of the headland of Moffat Beach about 10.25am, Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Shane Kropp said there were initially concerns the teen may have had serious injuries.

“He was in a stable condition when we got there, concern about spinal pelvic and head injuries, but he seems to be stable at this stage and we’re transporting him through to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.”

Mr Kropp the rescue was aided by a large number of bystanders and other emergency services.

“We were very fortunate, we had a lot of bystanders and help from emergency services there – had an off-duty physician and an off-duty paramedic, along with QAS, firies and police,” he said. 

“We were able to take our time and carry him around the rocky headland to Moffat beach.”

The operations supervisor said it was a timely reminder for people to take care around cliff edges.

“Cliffs can be quite slippery and dangerous at the top … be careful of them and always be aware and stay behind the barriers,” Mr Kropp said.

“Just stay safe, because an accident like this can happen so quickly and easily before you know it you can be over the edge.”

Source: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/teen-rescued-after-falling-off-a-cliff-at-the-sunshine-coast-20170927-p4yw54.html