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Hikers rescued from gorge


The Victoria Police Air Wing were busy just before Christmas, rescuing five people in one night – including two locally at Werribee Gorge State Park, west of Bacchus Marsh.

On Monday 20 December, two hikers – a 25-year-old Mill Park man and a 36-year-old Doncaster woman – became stranded on a ledge around 150 metres high.

The pair set out to walk to Falcons Lookout at around 8pm, but became stranded on the ledge at about 10:40pm, with police told the terrain was “precarious, with the track at times only 30cm wide with degrading edges”.

Police believe the pair wandered from the main track onto a trail with sheer drops and without handrails, getting lost in the dark and rough terrain.

Local police attempted to reach the pair by foot without success, with the airwing then called in, winching them to safety in difficult conditions.

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in the 11 January 2022 edition
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