Two women dead after being swept off rocks near Kurnell on Sydney coast

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Two women have died after being swept from the rocks on Sydney’s coast.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 4.30pm on Monday after reports three women had been swept from the rocks into the ocean near Kurnell in the Sutherland Shire.

One woman was able to escape onto the rocks and was helped by members of the public.

The two other women were located with the help of a helicopter and pulled from the sea unconscious by officers attached to the Marine Area Command.

Despite being treated by ambulance at the scene, they could not be revived.

The injured woman has been taken to St George hospital, where she is being treated for spinal injuries, a NSW Ambulance spokesperson said.

Two bystanders who assisted in the rescue were taken to the same hospital where they are being treated for hypothermia, the spokesperson said.

Police have begun investigating the incident. A report will be prepared for the coroner.


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