Helicopter rescue after three women struck by lightning

At 11:45am on Sunday 1/5/16 the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Munro Hut on the Three Capes Track due to information received from a park ranger that three women had been struck by lightning.

The three women, all from Victoria were walking on an area known as “The Blade” near Cape Pillar at approximately 10:00am on 1/5/16  when they all reported to have been struck by lighting. All three were able to walk 7km back to Munro Hut where the alarm was raised.

The helicopter was able to land at the hut, a paramedic examined them, and they were all flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital for further observation.