Police and rescue teams had to rescue two stranded unnamed men stranded on the Wedding Cake Rock in Bundeena, south of Sydney, on Sunday afternoon.

One man suffered head injuries after falling off the popular tourist destination. His friend, who climbed down to help him, ended up stranded with him on the rock's ledge.

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reports that paramedics and officers from Police Rescue have since brought the two men, estimated to be in their early twenties, to safety after their two hour ordeal.

“We assessed two people on scene. One hadn't fallen but had remained on site with his mate,” an unnamed NSW Ambulance Service spokesman told SMH.

The spokesman added that the injured man, who suffered a significant fall at Wedding Cake Rock, may have spinal injuries. The victim is expected to be transferred to St George Hospital for further treatment after being cured and stabilised at the site at about 6 pm.

Sky News reports that the recent incident at Wedding Cake Rock is not being treated as suspicious. The tourist spot was closed to the public after an increase in the number of people doing dangerous stunts or poses on the edge of the rock so that they can share the captured images on social media.

Last June, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) permanently banned visitors from stepping on to the rock because it could collapse due to its unsteady balance on the edge of the cliff. According to the ABC, an unnamed male student from the University of Wollongong died in 2014 when he fell off Wedding Cake Rock while bushwalking with his friends.

NPWS regional manager Gary Dunnett admitted in an ABC News report that the discovery that the rock will likely collapse into the ocean within 10 years is a surprise. “Usually when you get a geotechnical assessment, you'll get a probability of something happening within the next thousand years. To get one back telling you that collapse is likely within a decade is really unusual,” Dunnett explained.

Dunnett added that NPWS is working on how to allow visitors to the Royal National Park Coast Walk. Dunnett shared that NPWS intends to put in place a boardwalk as well as a viewing platform so that visitors can safely see the white rock with the sea as its background.

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