Rescue of woman from Mt Murchison

A 19-year-old Roseberry woman is receiving medical treatment after being rescued from a walking track near the summit of Mt Murchison in the states West.

The woman, her walking partner and a search and rescue walking team spent the night on top of the mountain after the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was unable to assist due to adverse weather conditions.

Additional resources were deployed at first light this morning to walk in and assist with the rescue, whilst further attempts made by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to reach the woman were unfortunately hampered by the continued deteriorating weather conditions.

After a gruelling six-hour stretcher carry from the summit, rescuers finally reached the start of the track on Anthony Road at 6.30pm.

Western Search and Rescue Inspector Steve Jones expressed his thanks and gratitude to the SES members, Ambulance Tasmania, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and the search and rescue teams who assisted with the rescue.

The woman who suffered a medical condition on the summit had sufficient food and water and was equipped with warm clothing and a tent.