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Man rescued after lost in Stanwell Park bushland

A MAN has been rescued after getting lost in bushland near Stanwell Park, yesterday.
About 11:30am Friday, a 45-year-old man entered bushland at the northern end of Chellow Dene Avenue with the intention of walking to Stanwell Park beach.
After walking for four hours the man realised he was lost and subsequently contacted police.
Wollongong police and Polair attended the area and immediately commenced a search for the man.
About 6pm Friday the police helicopter located the man in the vicinity of Bald Hill Headland. He was airlifted out of the area and taken to Thirroul before returning home.
The man was tired but otherwise uninjured following his ordeal.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


One thought on “Man rescued after lost in Stanwell Park bushland

  1. Few numbers:
    11:30am – started
    3:30pm – 4 hours later
    6pm – Polair found him.

    I wonder why the man did not try his phone’s gps?


    Posted by Mark | October 8, 2013, 8:00 am

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