Critical incident declared after teen injured in cliff fall – Glebe

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a teenaged boy was injured at Glebe this morning.

About 1.40am (Thursday 14 January 2021), police saw a motorcycle – which had been reported stolen – being ridden with another bike along Toxteth Road.

Officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command (PAC) directed the two riders to stop; however, they allegedly dropped the motorcycles and jumped a fence barricading a cliff.

A 17-year-old boy fell to the bottom of the cliff and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he is reported to be undergoing surgery.

A second youth, also aged 17, suffered minor injuries after landing on a ledge. He has also been taken to hospital.

A critical incident team from Eastern Beaches PAC will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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