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Two women rescued from cliff face in NSW

AAP logoAAP 28/12/2016

Two women have been rescued after spending the night trapped on a rock ledge in Lake Macquarie during an evening walk.

The two 27-year-old women set off from Merewether Beach to Redhead Beach at about 4.30pm on Wednesday but became trapped in the difficult terrain as the light faded.

They phoned a friend at 6.30pm who contacted police at 11pm when they failed to return.

Police found the women on a rock ledge above the waterline near Dudley Beach shortly after 11.30pm and early on Thursday morning, winched a paramedic with supplies and a radio to their location.

The women were walked out by the paramedic and police rescue officers about 6.30am, taking about an hour and a half to reach safety.

One of the women was suffering from mild exhaustion but the pair were otherwise unharmed.

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