Missing bushwalker found safe and well at Waterfall

A bushwalker missing from Waterfall has been located safe and well.

About 2.30pm yesterday (Sunday 26 May 2019), a 69-year-old Engadine woman intended to set off and walk from the Royal National Park via the Uloola Track at Waterfall through to Lady Carrington Drive within the park.

Arrangements were made for her to be picked up at Lady Carrington Drive about 4.00pm, but she failed to return as she has not been seen or heard from since.

Police and family hold serious concerns for her welfare.

Officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command with the assistance of PolAir, Dog Unit, NSW Ambulance paramedics, and NSW Rural Fire Service commenced an extensive search of the area.

About 8.30pm (Sunday 26 May 2019), extra resources have been deployed to assist with the search.

About 10.45pm (Sunday 26 May 2019) the woman was located in the Royal National Park safe and well.

Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

Police are reminding bushwalkers to plan their journeys ahead of time, ensure sufficient food, water and warm clothing are always taken, and to stay put and remain together when emergency services have been contacted in the case of an emergency.

Anyone entering the bush – even for a short walk – is reminded to think before you TREK.

T – Take adequate supplies of food, water, navigation and first aid equipment.

R – Register your planned route and tell friends and family when you expect to return.

E – Emergency beacons are available free of charge from police & National Parks & Wildlife Service.

K – Keep to your planned route and follow the map and walking trails.

Visit https://www.trek.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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