Two climbers recued from ledge at Cape Hauy

Two climbers were safely rescued from a challenging location at Cape Hauy around 7.30pm last night. 

Search and Rescue members in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched two male climbers to safety after they had become stranded on a ledge approximately 250 metres from the top of cape Hauy. 

One of the men was lead climbing when he fell approximately 15 metres and sustained extensive injuries.

Rescue members and intensive care paramedics were winched down to the small ledge where the injured climber was before winching him from the location. 

Both climbers were flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The second climber was uninjured.