Bush Walker Rescue Higgs Track, Western Creek

Approximately 4:30pm, Sunday 16th February 2020 Policec Radio Dispatch Services (RDS) received a call by mobile phone from a 51 year old New Caledonian national female stating that she had been for a walk on Higgs Track, Western Creek but was now lost.

The female, who was visiting the state and on a day walk, had walked alone on Higgs track to Lady Lake Hut, then continued on, intending to walk towards Lake Nameless. She did not have a map with her and was only following the track, which at times is not well marked. After continuing for some time she decided to not venture any further due to lighting and not knowing exactly where she was and began the return journey. Shortly after commencing the return journey she realised that she was no longer on the track, was unable to locate it and subsequently made contact with police via her mobile phone seeking assistance.

Attempts were made to provide instructions to her to re locate the track however these proved unsuccesful.

Approximately 8:40pm The Westpac Rescue Helicopter located the female and landed nearby. The female was uninjured and flown to Deloraine.

Tasmania Police would like to again remind anyone intenting to conduct any bush walk to always be prepared and inform someone of their intended walking route.

/Public Release. View in full here.