Man hospitalised after fall from yacht mast in Newcastle Harbour

A 20-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital after falling several metres from the mast of a yacht.

The incident occurred in Newcastle Harbour as the yacht was near Queen’s Wharf on Sunday.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene about 5.20pm.

The man suffered head injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital by ambulance, where he remains in a stable condition.