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    Australian Alpine National Park
    Hiking
    36.9403°S, 147.2389°E
     
     
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    Australian Alpine National Park
    Hiking
    36.9403°S, 147.2389°E

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    Survivor
    Lost Australian Couple
    Rescued By
    Police
    Date Of Rescue
    2015-02-23

    Lives saved

    2
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Mountain

    Weather

    thunder storm

    Issue

    Lost

    What happened?

     

    After a weekend of hiking, my husband and I were returning to our car down Helicopter Spur in the Australian Alpine National Park. Although the forecast had been for good weather, thunderstorms developed during the day. In the heavy rain we were attempting to avoid the steep, rocky outcrops on Helicopter Spur. In doing so, we lost the trail, finding ourselves in thick bush and steep terrain. Our attempt to return to our car left us exhausted and disoriented. We realized that it was near dark, and we were lost. 


    Fortunately we had emergency phone reception and contacted the police, who advised us to activate our PLB. The police sent an initial search party, but in the dark, it was dangerous for them to continue looking for us. We agreed that we would be safe for the night. Based on our PLB location, in the morning the police were able to direct us over the phone, and we were able to find the trail and hike ourselves down. Having the PLB with us provided a great reassurance during this incident. Although neither of us were hurt, because the police advised us to activate the PLB, they were better able to know our location, and help us get back safely.


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    Having the PLB with us provided a great reassurance.

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    Thank you ACR!

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