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Boy falls off cliff near Wollongong

AAP logoAAP 6/01/2017

A 15-year-old boy has been seriously injured after falling from a cliff while trying to retrieve a mobile phone at Windang Island, south of Wollongong in NSW's Illawarra region.

Police say the boy fell about 12 metres down the cliff at about 9.10pm on Friday and landed on a rock platform.

Police and the Ambulance Rescue helicopter responded and the boy was taken to Sydney Children's Hospital with fractured ribs and a fractured wrist.

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