Hobart Father & Son rescued

alive & well

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PIC | John and Stephen Ward (Supplied:Facebook)

Two bushwalkers found alive and well are now back in Hobart after an extensive land and air search in the Scotts Peak area at Lake Pedder.

The father and son, John Ward (41) and his son Stephen (13) from Hobart, were reported missing after camping at Huon Camp Ground at Scotts Peak and failed to report back on Tuesday night.

The couple had originally indicated intended to do day walks in the area, but the walking log showed they planned to do a Western Arthurs traverse which takes several days.

Police and Rescue deployed a large-scale land search, involving police and SES land search crews as well as both Westpac Rescue Helicopters.

The Police command post at Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge reported just after midday today that Mr Ward and his son had been recovered safe and well and were being flown to the nearby town of Strathgordon where they were assessed by paramedics after spending three nights in near freezing temperatures.

Mr Ward and his son were then airlifted to Hobart arriving just after 3pm (video below)


27 April 2017

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