12.30PM UPDATE: An experienced canyoner has been flown to Westmead Hospital for treatment after being rescued following a fall in the Wolgan Valley on Saturday.
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The 62-year-old man was winched to safety by ambulance helicopter on Sunday morning after spending the night outside.
He was reported to be in a stable condition.
EARLIER: A rescue operation is under way near Lithgow this morning after an experienced canyoner suffered back injuries in a fall on Saturday.
Emergency services were called to Pipeline Canyon, Wolgan Valley about 3.30pm on Saturday following reports a man had fallen.
Police were told the 62-man had been abseiling when he fell about four metres, landing on his back.
A member of the the man's group activated a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and rescue crews were dispatched, however, the man could not be extracted on Saturday evening due to weather conditions.
NSW Ambulance paramedics, assisted by officers attached to Police Rescue and the Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Association, stabilised the man overnight and rescue efforts are currently under way to retrieve the him.
The man is reportedly in a stable condition with back and elbow injuries.
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