The dark history of the & # 39; murder-suicide & # 39; cliff: another mother crashed with her child 17 years ago at the vantage point – but her five-year-old boy survived
- The bodies of a woman and a child were found on the cliff base south of Sydney
- The police suspect that Robertson Lookout's wife jumped while she was holding her daughter
- Their bodies were recovered hours later after a difficult recovery operation
- The viewpoint is where another mother jumped to her death 17 years ago with her son
- The five-year-old boy survived, while his mother suffered the consequences
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A cliff that has become a crime scene after a mother and her two-year-old have died in an alleged murder, suicide has a dark history.
A 33-year-old mother is said to have jumped from the picturesque cliff near Wollongong, south of Sydney, on Tuesday afternoon, with her daughter in her arms.
Their bodies were picked up later that evening in a meticulous recovery operation from the foot of the cliff under Robertson Lookout at Mt Keira.
In a creepy twist, it has now become apparent that a 31-year-old woman jumped on the same cliff and held her five-year-old son Tom on April 18, 2002.
The young boy suffered head injury, a dislocated hip, a broken wrist and scratches, but managed to survive the fall when his mother's body absorbed most of the impact.
Distressed family members were seen as comforted by emergency services
The police took the bodies of a mother and her two-year-old daughter from the bottom of a 100-meter-high cliff after a suspected suicide murder
In a creepy twist, it has now become apparent that a 31-year-old woman jumped on the same cliff and held her five-year-old son Tom on April 18, 2002
He waited more than four hours in the dark for the emergency services to hear him, the Sydney Morning Herald reported at the time.
This Tuesday the police rushed to the area around 1.50 am after receiving reports from & # 39; concern for welfare & # 39 ;.
Detectives are considered treating the dead as a murder-suicide by the mother and preparing a report for the coroner.
A distraught man, presumably a relative, was seen as comforted by paramedics and gesticulated with horror in the lookout parking lot.
A visibly oppressed man and woman were also seen comforting each other on stage, according to witnesses.
Paramedics were dragged down the steep cliff from the lookout until they reached the bodies in a slow and long recovery.
This Tuesday the police rushed to the area around 1.50 p.m. after receiving notifications from & # 39; concern for welfare & # 39;
Paramedics were dragged down from the lookout from the lookout until they reached the bodies on Tuesday evening, while paramedics comforted those on the spot (pictured)
Wollongong police commander Chief Inspector Chris Craner said the recovery mission would be dangerous.
& # 39; It's steep, it's hectic, we have police coming in from the low side, police pulling down from the high side and considering the helicopter, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; It is a treacherous, dangerous area that we must reach to get these people respectful. & # 39;
Chief Inspector Craner extended his thoughts to the family and the emergency services who worked on the spot.
Their bodies were recovered from the base of the cliff under Robertson Lookout at Mt Keira
& # 39; It will be absolutely devastating for the community that does not know these people and hears this and what it is about, & # 39; he said.
A crime scene is still in force while the Wollongong Police detectives continue their investigation.
The viewpoint is about a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney and offers tourists and locals views of Mount Keira.
Roberton & # 39; s Lookout hiking trail is 7.4 kilometers in distance and the altitude varies from 222 to 476 meters.
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Two bodies were picked up at the bottom of a cliff under Robertson Lookout on Mt Keira, near Wollongong, on Tuesday night in a difficult recovery operation
Police officers and paramedics responded to the incident that took place on Tuesday at approximately 1.50 p.m.