Police effected a tricky rescue at Bungonia National Park on Saturday after a woman fell and became stuck in rocks.
About 1.20pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to Bungonia National Park, Bungonia - about 37km east of Goulburn - after reports of an injured bushwalker.
Police were told the 32-year-old Manly woman fell while walking a trail and became stuck between two boulders, suffering possible spinal injuries.
She was treated at the scene by a doctor who was also bush walking in the area, before Police Rescue arrived.
Due to high winds, the woman was carried from the location by the two Senior Constables, before she was able to be airlifted to Canberra Base Hospital in a stable condition.
It has prompted police to remind bushwalkers to be prepared in hot conditions.
While returning to the entrance to the park, two female bush walkers were located suffering heat exhaustion. They were treated before being guided out of the park.
The Senior Constables also began suffering heat exhaustion and were taken to Goulburn Base Hospital for treatment for dehydration.
Goulburn reached 34.4 degrees on Saturday with wind gusting around 56km/h at 1.30pm.
In light of this incident, and current weather warnings, police urge members of the public planning to bush walk to be well prepared for the conditions they will encounter. Remember:
- Pack adequate supplies of food and water, as well as navigation and first aid equipment;
- Register your planned route and aim to stick to that;
- Follow the map and walking trails;
- Tell friends and family when you expect to return;
- Carry an emergency beacon.