Helicopter makes emergency landing in Royal National Park

Four people including a child have been winched to safety in a dramatic aerial rescue after a helicopter they were travelling in was forced to make an emergency landing in national parkland near a southern Sydney beach.

Four people were on board the helicopter when it made an emergency landing shortly after 10am about one kilometre from the shoreline at Bundeena, 30 kilometres south of Sydney, a spokeswoman for the NSW police said.

They began to be winched to safety an hour later when the Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived. A young boy was among the passengers on board.

The passengers were unharmed, the spokeswoman said. 

The helicopter landed on the grounds of the Royal National Park, about one kilometre from Jibbon Beach where it has become stuck in thick bushland. Its rotor blades were barely visible above the park's treeline. 

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The story Helicopter makes emergency landing in Royal National Park first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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