Man dies after cliff fall – Newcastle

A critical incident investigation has been launched following the non-suspicious death of a man in the presence of police yesterday.

Police were called to Bogey Hole, Newcastle about 5pm following reports that there was a concern for the welfare of a man at that location.

About 7.20pm (Monday 29 July 2019), the 36-year-old man fell from the cliff with police in attendance.

A critical incident team from Lake Macquarie Police District will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident. Police were conversing with the man prior to his fall.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death and make any findings about the events leading to the man’s death.

No further details are available at this time; however, Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who can assist Police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.