Emergency services personnel at Nimbin police station prepare to search for the missing man at Mt Nardi.
Emergency services personnel at Nimbin police station prepare to search for the missing man at Mt Nardi.

Mt Nardi man dies in bushwalking tragedy

By HELEN JACK helen.jack@northernstar.com.au

A 56-YEAR-OLD man from Mt Nardi has died after falling from a cliff while walking in nearby bushland.

The man lived in a remote bushland residence in a granny flat behind the main house occupied by his family. At 1.30am yesterday his step-son became concerned by his lengthy absence and reported his disappearance.

A search for the man began at 10am with members of the Richmond Local Area Command, the Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Services taking part.

The man was found at the base of the cliff at 11.45am. Acting Inspector Mick Dempsey, who was in charge of the search, said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man's death.

Relatives of the man have been notified, but his name has not yet been released," he said.

Inspector Dempsey said RFS crews from Stoney Chute, Blue Knob, Goolmangar, Nimbin and The Channon joined SES crews from Tabulam, Kyogle, Casino and Lismore in the search.



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