Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Gilbraltar National Park.
Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Gilbraltar National Park.

Emergency beacon activated in National Park

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter had been called out at midnight after an emergency locator had become activated in the Gilbraltar NP.

 

Unfortunately due to low cloud in the area  at the time it was decided to resume the search at first light this morning.

At approximately 6.30am this morning a NSW Critical Care Paramedic was winched into the base of the falls south of the Gwydir Hwy and located two 30yo male bushwalkers.

Both walkers were uninjured but required evacuation. The walkers were winched from the ruggered bushland by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and transported to Grafton Airport.

It is understood the walkers were on a 3-day trek.



Dog groomer a cut above in making Australian Groom Team

premium_icon Dog groomer a cut above in making Australian Groom Team

Naked Hound's Jane Bourke honoured with selection

FINALS TUSSLE: Bobcats need win to keep finals hopes alive

premium_icon FINALS TUSSLE: Bobcats need win to keep finals hopes alive

Maclean play out 1-1 draw against Westlawn Tigers

Another PM heads for toilet after fighting off spill

premium_icon Another PM heads for toilet after fighting off spill

September has been the cruellest month for PM.

Local Partners