Blue Mountain Accident: How did Munib Dar die? Cause of Death Explained

Blue Mountain Accident: How did Munib Dar die? Cause of Death Explained

Munib Dar body was found in blue mountain after a long search by the NSW officials . Let’s see more details about this blue mountain accident.

What happened in Blue Mountain?

The body of a man has been located following a search in the Blue Mountains. At about 5 pm yesterday (Sunday 19 March 2023), officers attached to the Blue Mountains. Police Area Command received reports a canyoner had gone missing in the Wollangambe River, Mt Wilson. He was last seen at about 3 pm.

Officers commenced a search of the water and surrounding areas, assisted by specialist police attached to Police Rescue and PolAir, as well as NSW Ambulance, which was suspended at about 7 pm due to Poor weather conditions. The search resumed at about 9 am today (Monday 20 March 2023), with a command post established at Mt Wilson Rural Fire Service (RFS).

The body of a man – believed to be that of the missing 39-year-old man was located during the search at about 11 am. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Who was Munib Dar?

Munib Dar, 39, was last seen in the Wollangambe River at Mount Wilson about 3 pm yesterday, and a search was launched. Munib Dar is believed to have been traveling with a group of people when he disappeared. The father-of-one ran into trouble on the Wollangambe Canyon 2 Track. His friend tried to help but was unsuccessful and left to find phone reception and call for help.

Thick fog has made it difficult for special operations personnel to work on recovery attempts since it has decreased visibility. Authorities will leave the body at the scene over night so they can try again the next day.

Cause of death

“He appears to have become wedged into some rocks and has submerged in the water,” NSW Police Acting Inspector Lauren Martin said. Recovery efforts have been hampered by thick fog which has reduced visibility making it unsafe for special operations teams. Police will stay at the scene overnight with the body until they can try again tomorrow.

“It’s a very difficult time for the friends who were with the 39-year-old man at the time he got into trouble.”

Blue Mountain Accident: How did Munib Dar die? Cause of Death Explained
Police Rescue received reports the man encountered difficulty on the Wollangambe River. (Supplied)

Heavy Weather Conditions

NSW Police said a report will be prepared for the Coroner. Earlier, Today reporter Gabrielle Boyle said conditions were “very difficult” to contend with. “We had very heavy fog, drizzling rain, and pretty poor visibility making things really difficult for crews,” she said.

The Blue Mountains is west of Sydney and is known for its soaring sandstone cliffs and remote bushland. Teams of search and rescue personnel discovered a man’s body who was thought to be Mr. Dar. The coroner is waiting on an official report.

Safety Instructions for Canyons

  • Keep your group to a small and manageable size (4-8).
  • Don’t place bolts or alter rock surfaces in any way.
  • Avoid leaving unnecessary slings and remove old slings.
  • Keep to creek channels to avoid sensitive creek banks and soft vegetation.
  • Avoid establishing new abseil routes or footpads – keep to existing paths or spread out in trackless terrain.
  • Walk carefully in rocky pagoda areas – flaky rocks and thin ledges can break easily.
  • Avoid marking tracks (signs, cairns, broken branches). Each group should have at least one competent navigator.
  • Don’t publicize ‘new’ canyons or those in wilderness areas to preserve opportunities for discovery and minimize impacts.
  • Use fuel stoves – fire scars are unsightly, attract rubbish and encourage vegetation damage.
  • Avoid camping in canyon environments.
  • Dispose of human waste away from canyons.
  • Leave the crayfish and other wildlife alone.
  • Carry out any rubbish.

Emergency Precautions

  • Take responsibility for your safety.
  • Avoid canyoning if rain is forecast or if the weather looks changeable.
  • Be self-reliant – know the route, have adequate food, maps, clothing, and safety and first aid gear, and know how to swim and self-rescue on ropes.
  • Teach beginner abseilers before canyon trips rather than in canyons.
  • Hypothermia is a real risk – wetsuits and spare warm clothes are advisable
  • Give way to faster groups.
  • Avoid peak use times in well-known canyons if possible. This especially applies to Empress Canyon where overcrowding can cause delays and safety problems.
  • Leave details of your group, route, and expected return time with a responsible person.
  • Emergency Contact – ring 000

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