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Man falls to his death at popular Australian tourist spot


A man has died after falling from a cliff at Gibraltar Falls, the second death at the popular tourist spot in a week.

ACT Police received reports that a 22-year-old man had fallen from the spot, located about 46 km from Canberra, at about 5.25pm on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the scene and located the man unconscious in the water.

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He was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 22-year-old man was found unconscious in the water. Credit: ACT Parks and Conservation Service

Police are now preparing a report for the coroner.

The death marks the second tragedy at the waterfall in a week.

Last Sunday, 19-year-old Thomas Livingstone also fell from the cliff and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thomas Livingstone was a member of the Sydney Rowing Club. Credit: NSW Rowing

The 19-year-old was a student at the Australian National University and a member of the Sydney Rowing Club.

“We were saddened to hear that our member Tom Livingstone died in an accident in the ACT last weekend. This is a tragic event,” Sydney Rowing Club President Keith Jameson told

“Many of our members and our coaches knew Tom well and are deeply affected by the news.”

Gibraltar Falls is a 50m waterfall near Namadgi National Park.

Gibraltar Falls is a 50 m waterfall near Namadgi National Park and remains a popular swimming spot for visitors despite repeated warnings of danger. Credit: ACT Parks and Conservation Service

Signage at the area warns of a “dangerous cliff edge” and urges visitors to stick to the path.

The tragedy comes weeks after the ACT Parks and Conservation Service warned visitors of the dangers of the popular waterfall spot.

“Just a reminder that it is not advisable to swim or walk on Gibraltar Falls (despite what you might’ve heard from friends or online),” it said. “Gibraltar Falls is an excellent picnic spot with amazing views from the lookout.

“However, the cliff edges are extremely dangerous. Serious accidents have occurred here when people have ignored the formal tracks and signs.”

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Source: 7News