Police remind bushwalkers to be prepared

June 27, 2023 7:31 am in by
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Police are reminding people to be well prepared before setting out on bushwalks in the state’s north.

It comes after two separate incidents involving lost walkers in northern Tasmania in recent days where walkers have required rescue, including the use of the rescue helicopter.

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Police say it’s important for anyone heading out into wilderness or alpine areas to carry the necessary equipment, let someone know your route and expected return time, and have a mobile phone or location device.

Inspector Luke Manhood said weather conditions in Tasmania are capable of changing quickly.

“We’re reminding people to be prepared before embarking on walks in the Tasmanian wilderness,” he said.

“It is important that anyone planning on exploring Tasmania’s wilderness or alpine areas carries the necessary equipment to keep themselves safe should they run into difficulty, even if you are a local or experienced bush walker.”