UK man and school group safely evacuated from Cradle Mountain National Park

A UK man and a school group have been safely evacuated from the Cradle Mountain National Park a short time ago.

The man and school group were both located safe and well at Dove Lake.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is attempting evacuate a father and daughter from Western Australia, who are currently near Pelion Hut. However due to their location and weather conditions, the helicopter has landed at Pelion Hut and will assess the situation.

Meanwhile, dangerous weather conditions are continuing to hamper a police search for overdue walker Michael Bowman in the Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair National Park.

Three police search and rescue teams, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, a police marine vessel and a team of SES volunteers, are currently searching for the 57 year old Victorian man, who is an experienced bushwalker.

“Police also remind members of the public not to travel to the weather affected areas unless they are properly equipped. This includes people wishing to volunteer to search.”

Anyone who may have seen Mr Bowman in the Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair National Park is asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444.

“Anyone who is venturing into Tasmanian alpine conditions should be fully aware of forecast and unpredictability in weather conditions. They should be experienced bushwalkers and have the right equipment,” Inspector Darren Hopkins said.

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