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Korean woman survives 6 nights lost in Australian wilderness

By AP
  • Published : Jun 7, 2018 - 16:17
  • Updated : Jun 7, 2018 - 16:17

BRISBANE, Australia -- Police say a South Korean backpacker has been rescued after six nights lost in rugged Australian wilderness suffering from dehydration and exposure but relatively unscathed.

Police Inspector Steve Kersley says Joohee Han was found on Thursday at Mount Tyson in a national park in tropical Queensland state. She had gone for a walk there on Friday.

The 25-year-old was winched from the forest by a rescue helicopter which took her to the town of Tully where she was assessed at a hospital.

Joohee Han, 25, was last seen at a supermarket at Tully, south of Cairns on May 31. (Photo courtesy of Queensland Police Service)

Kersley says she was wearing long trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and had a raincoat that helped her keep warm. (AP)