Man plunges to his death abseiling off a popular tourist and Instagram photo spot in the Blue Mountains

  • A man has fallen to his death while abseiling at Malaita Wall in Blue Mountains
  • The man was abseiling with a group when he fell to the ground 
  • The man is believed to be aged in his 20s but is yet to be formally identified

A man has fallen to his death while abseiling at a popular tourist spot in the Blue Mountains.

Just before 8am on Friday emergency services were alerted by a group of abseilers that a team member had fallen at Malaita Wall in Katoomba.

Officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command were told the man was abseiling with a group when he fell to the ground. 

A man has fallen to his death while abseiling at a popular tourist spot in the Blue Mountains (stock image)

Witnesses assisted the man before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived on scene, attempting to abseil down the cliff face to rescue the man, however, he died at the scene. 

The man is believed to be aged in his 20s but is yet to be formally identified. 

A rescue operation is ongoing to retrieve his body with a report to be prepared for the Coroner.

Malaita Wall is a series of five abseils down two large walls into the valley below Katoomba. 

Malaita Wall at its peak is 45m high. 

Just before 8am paramedics were alerted by a group of abseilers that a team member had fallen at Malaita Wall in Katoomba. NSW Ambulance confirmed the man is deceased

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