Emergency services work late into the evening after the Moffat Beach cliff crash, in which a man died.
Emergency services work late into the evening after the Moffat Beach cliff crash, in which a man died. Brendan West at West Wide Produc

'It's very tragic': police investigate cliff crash death

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A 52-year-old Paradise Point man has died after his car went off a cliff at Moffat Beach.

Inspector Jason Overland said police were still continuing to investigate the tragic crash which occurred just before 3pm on Wednesday.

A man has died after his vehicle drove off the cliff on Mcillwraith Street Moffat Headlands landing on rocks below. It appears there was no attemp to stop the vehicle. Police tape marks the area that the vehicle went off the cliff. Photo: Che Chapman / Sunshine Coast Daily
A man has died after his vehicle drove off the cliff on Mcillwraith Street Moffat Headlands landing on rocks below. It appears there was no attemp to stop the vehicle. Police tape marks the area that the vehicle went off the cliff. Photo: Che Chapman / Sunshine Coast Daily Che Chapman

"A vehicle has driven off the end of McIllwraith Street and ended up on the cliff below us here," he said.

"A male person is deceased as a consequence of that action.

"Investigations are still continuing, however at this point it would appear that the vehicle has gone over the headland without any skidmarks.

"It's very tragic."

Insp Overland asked that anyone needing somebody to talk to contact support services.

"We ask that if anyone feels depressed they contact Beyond Blue," he said.

Anyone experiencing issues arising from this story can contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. In an emergency situation dial 000.

 

 

EARLIER:

A MAN has died, after his car plummeted off a cliff at Moffat Beach.

At about 3pm, emergency services were called to the scene and a rescue chopper was called to assist.

A rescue chopper attended the scene.
A rescue chopper attended the scene. Lou O'Brien

The chopper was later stood down and the man pronounced dead.

Reports indicate the vehicle was in the McIllwraith St and Queen of Colonies Pde area when it went straight through a barricade and over the cliff.

The man had to be removed from the car by firefighters who helped to perform CPR.

Police evacuated the beach.

Wedding photographer Lou O'Brien arrived at the scene to do an engagement photo shoot with a couple shortly after the crash.

UPDATE: CAR OFF CLIFF

UPDATE: CAR OFF CLIFFA man has suffered serious injuries, after his car plummeted off a cliff at Moffatt Beach.He’s currently being treated by emergency services.We’ll have the full story tonight at 6pm.#7LocalNews

Posted by 7 Local News Sunshine Coast on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

 

She was shocked to see the wreckage.

"That was where we were going for our photo shoot," Mrs O'Brien said.

She said surf lifesavers arrived on jet skis and drove down the beach in utes to the scene.

"It is very, very sad."

Anyone experiencing issues arising from this story can contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. In an emergency situation dial 000.



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