400 res­cued

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

THE last of the 400 tired and wet campers who were trapped in bush­land on flood-hit Wilsons Promon­tory have been air­lifted to safety af­ter two days of drama. Two hun­dred campers, many of them school­child­ren, were forced to camp a sec­ond night in the na­tional park af­ter tor­ren­tial rain cut an ac­cess road and left them stranded. Darby Bridge lead­ing into the park in Vic­to­ria’s east was washed away in Tues­day night’s down­pour. He­li­copters car­ried out the res­cues.

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