South Korean woman is found alive after spending six days in the Australian Outback without food – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
August 14, 2018

South Korean woman is found alive after spending six days in the Australian Outback without food

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A 25 year old South Korean tourist has been found alive after being left without food in the Australian Outback.

The woman Joohee Han, was reported missing after she failed to return from a climbing expedition on Mount Tyson, near Tully last Friday.

It is believed the 25 year old hiker became stranded in the region after she fell from a cliff onto some rocks.

The hiker who managed to survive by drinking water from a nearby waterfall after she somehow managed to drag herself to, was apparently knocked unconscious for more than five hours after she hit her head on the rough terrain.

However after a widespread search by rescue consisting of soldiers and police officers, Ms Han was thankfully found alive after rescue volunteers heard her screams which emanated from a narrow ravine.

It is understood Ms Han fell whilst taking photos at the Scout Rock lookout.

The search for the missing woman came after her friends became concerned for her safety after she failed to return to her backpacker’s accommodation.

Speaking about a Tully police spokesperson said the following: “The woman was located… in bushland suffering from dehydration and exposure after being lost in the bush for six days.”

“The woman was airlifted from the site by helicopter and later transported to hospital for treatment.”

It is believed Ms Han survived by drinking water rations from the nearby waterfall.

Officers involved in the case say Ms Han suffered some minor injuries during her ordeal and remains in stable condition in hospital, but she is expected to make a full recovery.

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