Two jet ski riders have been airlifted to safety after they became stranded on a rock ledge overnight.
About 8pm Sunday, Broken Bay Water Police were told two men had left Pretty Beach riding a jetski about 4pm, but had not returned.
A water and air search was initiated involving Polair, water police from Broken Bay and Sydney, the NSW Ambulance rescue helicopter, Brisbane Water land crews, and Marine Rescue vessels.
After 40 minutes of searching, the two men were spotted on a rock ledge about six metres up a cliff platform at a location known locally as Iron Ladder Beach. The abandoned jet ski was washing up against the rocks nearby.
Due to prevailing sea conditions, Water Police could not get close enough to rescue the pair, so both men had to be airlifted off the platform by the NSW Ambulance helicopter.
The men, aged 30 and 32, were treated in the aircraft for the effects of cold and exposure, and were released on landing at Gosford Hospital about 10.30pm.
Both men were wearing life jackets.
It’s expected efforts will be made to retrieve the jet ski on Monday.
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