Bushwalkers rescued after cold night out at Newnes Plateau

Three missing bushwalkers reported missing in Lithgow overnight were found at about 10am on Sunday morning, July 8. 

Police, NSW Ambulance and Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) worked to find the three, who were then assessed by paramedics.

Police were alerted at about 6.45pm on Saturday, July 7 when an EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon) was activated in the vicinity of Tiger Snake Canyon at the Newnes Plateau.

The EPIRB was registered to a man from a Canberra address, who advised emergency services his daughter, another woman and a man, all aged 28, had taken it during a hike in the Tiger Snake Canyon.

A search resumed at 7.30am on Sunday morning involving Polair and air ambulance. A command post was established at Newnes Plateau with Chifley Police District officers co-ordinating the rescue effort.

About 10am police and air ambulance located the three missing bushwalkers. They were winched to safety.