Family involved in hiking tragedy identified

The man who died in a freak landslide in the NSW Blue Mountains has been identified as a high-profile lawyer on holidays with his family.

British-born Mehraab Nazir, 49, and his nine-year-old son were killed when a shelf of rock fell on his family on a path near Wentworth Falls on Monday.

His wife Ana Nazir, 50, and their other son, 14, remain in a critical condition in hospital after they were winched out of the bushland.

Mehraab Nazir Blue Mountains landslide
Mehraab Nazir and his nine-year-old son died in a freak landslide in the NSW Blue Mountains this week. (Supplied)

Their 15-year-old daughter escaped the tragedy physically unharmed, and was able to contact and then help emergency services locate her family after the landslip.

Mr Nazir was finance lawyer and partner at Watson Farley & Williams, based in Singapore.

On their website he was described as specializing in “complex cross-border finance transactions with a particular focus on the transportation and energy sectors”.

Most of the tracks in the Wentworth Falls area of ​​the Blue Mountains have been closed by NSW Parks and Wildlife until further notice.

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