UPDATED: A 50-year-old man required rescue and medical evacuation from Barrenjoey Headland, Palm Beach today.

Just after 1.40pm Tuesday, 29 September, emergency services received reports of a man experiencing difficulty at the headland.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended the scene along with Ambulance NSW Paramedics and found a man who had been walking in the area suffering a medical episode believed to be a heart attack.

Paramedics, a firefighter and equipment were transported up the headland to the incident using an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) from North Palm Beach Surf Club.

The man was safely evacuated from the headland to a waiting ambulance using the ATV and transported to hospital via ambulance.

This incident follows a similar rescue only last week on Tuesday, 22 September, when a boy had a medical episode at the top of the waterfall at Warriewood Wetlands.

In that case, the Fire and Rescue NSW crew from Narrabeen Station brought the boy to safety by tandem abseiling him down. He was treated by Ambulance NSW at the scene.

These incidents are a timely reminder when enjoying the outdoors to do so with a companion, where possible.

Image: Northern Beaches Advocate