Critical incident declared following death of a man - Newcastle

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 04:20:52 AM

A critical incident investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Newcastle yesterday.

Just after 7.45pm (Tuesday 26 July 2022), officers attached to Newcastle City Police Area Command were called to Bar Beach, Newcastle, following reports of concern for a man’s welfare.

On arrival, officers attempted to speak to a 78-year-old man before he fell from a cliff.

A critical incident team from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will be subject to an independent review and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.