Search and Rescue operation underway for stranded bushwalker

A search and rescue operation is underway to extract a stranded bushwalker from the Lake Rhona area.

“Search and rescue ground crews are currently in the Lake Rhona area, in contact with a bushwalker who has been stranded since yesterday due to the rising lake,” said Senior Constable Callum Herbert.

“The male bushwalker, aged in his 30s, commenced a walk in the area on Saturday, and was due to return yesterday (Tuesday) at midday. When he didn’t return, a concern for welfare was reported to police.

“The man, who is equipped with food, clothing, and a tent, was located this morning by a Search and Rescue ground crew, on the opposite side of a rising river to the man.

“Ground crews are in contact with the man and he will be extracted when the weather permits for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to safely fly in the area.”

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