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.