Helicopter Rescues in Tasmania "2"

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Re: Helicopter Rescues in Tasmania "2"

Postby Overlandman » Thu 19 Mar, 2020 4:06 pm

From Tas Police

Two injured bushwalkers have been rescued from the Overland Track this morning.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania was deployed to New Pelion Hut on the northern part of the Overland Track after receiving a call for assistance about 9am.

A man in his 50s who was part of a walking party had suffered a knee injury and couldn’t walk.

Shortly afterwards at 9.45am, police and emergency services received a call for assistance for a man, also in his 50s, who was suffering from a medical condition and was located at Windermere Hut.

Both men were rescued by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew around midday, and received medical attention.

“Police would like to remind bushwalkers to adequately equip themselves for all walks," Sergeant Kriss Lawler said.

“In this instance, both bushwalkers were with a walking group and help was able to be quickly raised with a working phone.

"If you’re intending to go bushwalking, make sure you’re adequately prepared in terms of suitable food, water, clothing, shelter and a reliable means of communication (phone or EPIRB).

“Downloading an Emergency App is a useful tool to provide police with reliable co-ordinates of a person’s location."

Download the app here:

https://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/
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Re: Helicopter Rescues in Tasmania "2"

Postby Nuts » Fri 20 Mar, 2020 6:40 pm

Yep, well done to all involved. Including the park staff and guides.
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Re: Helicopter Rescues in Tasmania "2"

Postby Overlandman » Wed 20 May, 2020 11:14 am

From LAFM Facebook
A 19-year-old Rosebery woman suffered a medical condition while hiking near the summit of Mt Murchison and raised the alarm on Tuesday afternoon.' She was walking with a 20-year-old man. Bad weather prevented a rescue chopper pickup and they've spent a night in atrocious conditions along with police and SES volunteers.

Hoping to rescue her today.

Source: https://lafm.com.au/news/tasmanian-news ... ast-rescue
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Edit Carried back down. Well done to the Rescue party.
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