Men winched to safety after coming into trouble in Sydney’s ‘Figure 8 Pools’

Two men have been airlifted to safety while swimming at the Royal National Park yesterday.

Police say that about 6.00pm, emergency services were called to the ‘Figure Eight Pools’ after two men came into trouble following a rise in tide.

The men,  aged 28 and 29, were winched to safety by a NSW Ambulance Helicopter.


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The older man was taken to Sutherland Hospital to be treated for minor hypothermia and injuries.

The younger man was treated for minor hypothermia, however did not require further treatment.

The incident has prompted police to issue a warning to those planning on visiting the Royal National Park to check for weather conditions and tide times before heading out.