Police update: Search for missing bushwalkers at Mareeba

Two women who became lost in bushland near Mareeba overnight have been located safe and well.

Police were alerted around 6.30pm last night after a group of three walkers separated near Davies Creek Road and Kennedy Highway.

A 21-year-old man, who was with the two women and returned to collect a vehicle as poor weather set in, was located around 7pm after notifying police.

Officers searched nearby bushland on foot until midnight however they were unable to find the 20 and 21-year-old women.

This morning Far North District police and the State Emergency Service resumed their search with the pair being located by QGAir just before 10am and winched to safety.

The women did not sustain any serious injury.

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