Death investigation at The Leap, QLD

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a piece of abseiling equipment that may assist in their investigations into a fatal abseiling accident, Queensland Police say.

A 31-year-old Erakala man was critically injured in an abseiling accident at a rock formation called ‘The Sister’ located at The Leap on October 2. He passed away in hospital on October 3 as a result of those injuries.

The equipment was inadvertently left at the base of the cliff, near the walking track that leads up the mountain, while the rescue was conducted. A search of the area on October 5 failed to locate the item.

As the area is frequently used by bush walkers, it is thought that someone may have picked up the equipment.

The item police are seeking is called a descender (pictured).

Anyone who may have this item is asked to contact police.

Police are continuing to prepare a report for the coroner.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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