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18-yeer-old rock climber dies after falling from Mount Ngungun




An 18-year-old Brisbane man who fell 40m from a mountain on the Sunshine Coast has died, leaving witnesses traumatised.

The teen suffered “critical injuries” after falling from Queensland’s Glass House Mountains on Saturday afternoon.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the man fell 40m about noon while attempting to climb Mount Ngungun.

Earlier reports suggested the man was in his 20s but Queensland Police confirmed his death to NCA NewsWire and that he was 18.

A rescue helicopter was called in to help winch the man out.

Earlier Sunshine Coast senior sergeant Jimmy Driver told The Courier-Mail it was a “harrowing event”.

“The mountain this afternoon was extremely busy,” he said.

“People were shaken and traumatised by the…

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