Young man killed at The Gap

Shannon Smith and Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
VideoWATCH. Albany police have fronted the media to discuss a tragedy at The Gap

A person has died after falling from rocks at Albany tourist hotspot, The Gap.

Police have confirmed a young man died after falling from the cliff top.

A witness told the Albany Advertiser he fell into the water while with a group of four friends on the rocks.

The witness said the victim hit rocks as he fell into the water.

Great Southern police district superintendent Dom Wood said it was a tragic event.

“Right now we are doing everything we can to inform the next of kin,” he said.

“We don’t really know what has happened, but something has gone dreadfully wrong.”

“A young male has gone into the water, and sadly lost their life, this is such a tragic event.”

Supt Wood said it was a horrible situation for family, those involved and first responders.

“We always tell people to take precautions when down in this area, it is a dangerous area but if you take precautions and stay between the bounds, then these things wont happen.”

Rescue crews were called to the scene at about 2.45pm.

Police have cleared the scene and SES are on-site.

The incident follows the rescue of two men swept of the rocks at Salmon Holes last month.

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