A KOREAN backpacker who fell from a mountain near Cairns and survived nearly a week on top of a waterfall has been winched to safety suffering from little more than dehydration.
Han became stuck after reaching a rocky waterfall, where she waited for six days before being reached by rescuers.
In this image taken from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation video, South Korean backpacker Joohee Han, 25, center, is assisted to a hospital after being rescued by helicopter, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Tully, Queensland, Australia.
Police confirmed Ms Han had been found safe in bushland on Thursday following a mass search of the area.
"(Her) surviving is a miracle, I can tell you", he said.
Camera IconBackpacker Joohee Han is helped to hospital for a medical check.
A police statement said: "The woman was located.in bushland suffering from dehydration and exposure after being lost in the bush for six days".Читайте также: Washington Capitals beat Golden Knights for first Stanley Cup title
I mean heck, I'm Scottish - we've got mountains all the time, but that thing can be pretty unsafe.
Queensland Ambulance Services flight paramedic Hannah Gaulke said Ms Han was taking photos of the view from the mountain's top before slipping and falling unconscious for hours.
"In the entire time she was missing she'd had no food with her at all", Gaulke said.
She had not been seen or heard from since, and her friends reported her missing to police on Wednesday.
Gauke told ABC that rescue crews were not able to reach Han from the ground due to the hard terrain, and had to rescue her from a helicopter. "I was hoping for the best but I was all prepared for the worst", friend Craig Strathie told reporters.
I mean, seven days up there - I've climbed that thing three times, two in a group and one myself and after I did it myself I said I would never be going up again.
She was actually in really good condition, so she had no significant injuries - a number of abrasions and a few minor injuries - but otherwise she was in good spirits.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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