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Teenager in serious condition after cliff fall

A teenager sustained serious head injuries after a fall from the cliffs at Queenscliff this afternoon, 29 November.

The year 9 student at St Ignatius College, Riverview was playing with friends when he fell an estimated 10 metres onto rocks. Multiple emergency crews responded and paramedics assessed the boy for head injuries. 

Firefighters extracted the 14 year old and moved him to flatter ground on the beach front.

While several residents said the boy was taken by road ambulance under police escort, a NSW Ambulance spokesperson confirmed that ” a child has been taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick by air ambulance in a serious condition.”

The boy was in the area with friends following a planned event nearby with his lower North Shore school.

The school principal Dr Paul Hine told the school community in an email, “The student was in the company of friends after participating in a Year 9 Challenge activity that concluded earlier in the day.”

“The student is currently in the care of medical staff and family members. We would like to acknowledge the bravery and maturity of the other students for their quick action in seeking medical support.”

Parents of all impacted students and Heads of House have been notified.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the student and his family at this time,” he wrote. 

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