Search and rescue are responding to a call of an injured walker

Police including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter are responding to an incident at Mt Geryon in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park this morning. 

Police and emergency services were notified by a member of a walking party about 9.30am that a person had fallen from height while climbing. 

Search and rescue resources are currently en route to the scene. 

More information will be provided once available.

UPDATE 12.30pm:

Police remain on the scene of an incident at Mt Geryon in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Police have confirmed that four people were climbing the mountain when one person fell from a significant height at approximately 9.30am today.

Attempts have been made to access the person to assess their condition, however the terrain is extremely difficult to access. 

A vertical rescue specialist team is currently en-route via helicopter to access the area and assess the person’s condition.

The three other people are uninjured.

Further updates will be provided when available.

UPDATE 3pm:

Sadly, a man has died while climbing at Mt Geryon in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Tasmania Police including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival access to the difficult terrain was possible via winch and the man was confirmed deceased a short time ago.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones at this sad time.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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