Worn out walkers rescued
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.