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A woman, believed to have been on a walking track at Cape Byron, became trapped about 10m from the top on Cape Byron’s southern end above Tallows Beach this afternoon. She was hanging onto a rock ledge that was estimated to be around 45m above the water. Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter and Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association attended the incident.

Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association set up a up a roping line with one of a the members abseiling down to the female secured her was the was able to be pulled to the to of the cliff. The Westpac helicopter was able to carry out top cover until the rescue was completed,’  said Barry Walton Community Liaison & Media Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The patient believed to have minimal injuries and was checked out by paramedics.

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