Worn out walk­ers res­cued

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

A WOMAN and her daugh­ter at­tempt­ing a climb at Alice Springs have been air­lifted by he­li­copter af­ter suf­fer­ing from ex­haus­tion.

A 42-year-old fe­male and her 15- year- old daugh­ter were on the walk­ing track from Flynn’s Grave to the trig point on Mount Gillen.

Po­lice said the pair had run out of wa­ter about 11am as they be­gan de­scend­ing from the sum­mit, and were un­able to con­tinue.

‘‘ Both were feel­ing ex­hausted and dis­tressed, and the lo­cal NTES with the as­sis­tance of Parks and Wildlife and St John have launched a res­cue ef­fort,’’ Duty Su­per­in­ten­dent Louise Jor­gensen said.

It was ini­tially planned that the mother and daugh­ter would be stretchere­d down, be­fore emer­gency crews de­cided on the air­lift.

The pair were re­turned to steady ground af­ter 3.15pm.

Duty Su­per­in­ten­dent Jor­gensen said that any walk­ers should be aware of the risks that they took in ex­treme heat.

‘‘Walk­ers should be aware of their own abil­i­ties and if they are de­ter­mined to walk, to take ad­e­quate wa­ter and other sup­plies,’’ she said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.