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Australia Injured hikers trapped on Tasmania's Cradle Mountain will spend another night in the cold as bad weather hampers rescue efforts

01:05  08 december  2019
01:05  08 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Rescue efforts to extract three injured hikers from the Tasmanian wilderness will continue on The trio remains in the Kitchen Hut on the Cradle Mountain National Park, where they sought refuge A hut at night in Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania . Tasmania Police Inspector Shane

A rescue operation will begin today to save three hikers who got into trouble during a trek in Tasmania ’ s bleak Cradle Mountain region on Friday. Three walkers have been forced to spend a freezing night in the Tasmanian wilderness following a failed rescue attempt yesterday.

a group of people standing in front of a house covered in snow: Three walkers believed to be from India will have to endure another night in the cold after they were struck down with hypothermia in Kitchen Hut in Tasmania's Cradle Mountain (pictured)© Provided by Daily Mail Three walkers believed to be from India will have to endure another night in the cold after they were struck down with hypothermia in Kitchen Hut in Tasmania's Cradle Mountain (pictured) Injured hikers stuck on a mountain will have to endure another night in the freezing cold as rescuers are halted by bad weather.

Three walkers believed to be from India, aged 28, 37 and 45, were struck down with hypothermia in Kitchen Hut in Tasmania's Cradle Mountain on Friday.

A rescue helicopter was due to rescue them on Friday night but had to turn back due to winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour.

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Two men have been rescued after spending the night on Mount Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast after one badly injured his knee and rain prevented any rescue . Two hikers have been winched to safety after finding themselves trapped on a mountain in the Sunshine Coast for almost 24 hours.

Bad weather hampered rescue and they were forced to spend the night . They were rescued on The pair, both aged 22, were coming down Mount Beerwah in the Glasshouse Mountains when Heavy rain and thick cloud cover on Sunday hampered efforts to rescue the men, whose ordeal was

smoke coming out of the water: The trio have been stranded there since Friday as bad weather conditions prevent rescue helicopters from getting to the hut (pictured: Tasmania's Cradle Mountain)© Provided by Daily Mail The trio have been stranded there since Friday as bad weather conditions prevent rescue helicopters from getting to the hut (pictured: Tasmania's Cradle Mountain) Poor weather conditions and heavy snow halted a second rescue mission on Saturday.

Ground rescue crews arrived at the hut at 9pm on Friday and provided medical assistance to the hikers overnight.

A rescue helicopter is waiting at Devonport Airport hoping to rescue the hikers on Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to reach as low as -7C on Saturday night.

The walkers are in a stable condition.

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