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NSW Ambulance paramedics prepare to be winched down to pick up two bushwalkers stranded in Gibraltar National Park this morning (December 27, 2017). Photo WHRS

Two bushwalkers have been airlifted from Gibraltar National Park, west of Grafton, this morning, after getting into problems part-way into a three-day trek.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out at midnight after an emergency locator beacon was activated in the park.

But low cloud in the area obscured visibility and it was decided to resume the search at first light this morning.

At approximately 6:30am, a paramedic was winched down to the base of the falls south of the Gwydir Hwy and located the two 30-year-old male bushwalkers.

The two men were both experienced climbers but one of them had suffered a leg injury that required evacuation by helicopter.

They were winched from the rugged bushland by the helicopter and transported to Grafton Airport.

 


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