A search for a man believed to have fallen from a 30-metre cliff in Sydney’s east has been called off for the night, police say.
The search was sparked by witnesses calling triple-zero just after 6pm (AEST) on Thursday to report a jogger had fallen off the headland at south Coogee beach.
The police rescue helicopter Polair, along with the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and surf life savers were involved in the search, which was called off after a couple of hours.
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The search will resume on Friday morning, a NSW police spokeswoman told AAP.
Stephen Leahy, spokesman for Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, said there was a 30-metre drop between the edge of the cliff where the man was seen, and the water.
‘‘It’s a very sharp drop,’’ he said.
‘‘There’s no reason to doubt the eye-witness statements, but we have no description of the missing person, other than he is an adult male,’’ Mr Leahy added.
Searchers were focusing on the possibility he may have fallen into the water, he said.
No one had been reported missing when the search was called off, Mr Leahy said.
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