Naked sleepwalker injured in fall onto rocks at Cronulla

Close encounter: The area where the woman was found earlier today. Picture: Chris Lane
Close encounter: The area where the woman was found earlier today. Picture: Chris Lane

Emergency services were called to Cronulla this morning after a woman was found on rocks at the bottom of a cliff after she reportedly fell while sleepwalking.

A NSW Ambulance Service spokesman said they received a call at about 6.15am following reports a woman had been found naked on rocks about 40 metres from Zimzala restaurant at Cronulla beach.

He said paramedics arrived at the scene to find a woman in her 40s suffering from multiple lacerations, injuries to her lower legs and a suspected head injury.

She was treated at the scene and stretchered from the site to a waiting ambulance before being transported to St George Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A NSW Police spokesman said police were also called to the scene at about 6.15am regarding a concern for welfare after a woman was found on rocks.

"A person was sleepwalking and fell down a cliff onto rocks," he said.

The NSW Ambulance Service spokesman said the woman was thought to have fallen about a metre, and not from a nearby cliff.