A 60-year-old man has been reunited with his family after becoming lost in bushland in Namadgi National Park late last night (Monday, 17 October).
The man who was visiting the area became separated from his wife, who after a search of the surrounding area was unable to locate her husband, and notified police around 9.30pm.
Police attended the last known location of the man and commenced an extensive bushland search for the man.
The man was located by police around 11.30pm, approximately four kilometres from where he was last sighted.
South District Superintendent Lesa Gale said that with the warmer months quickly approaching, more people are likely to enjoy the walking trails around Canberra’s national parks.
“ACT Policing would like to remind people to take the proper precautions before they go bushwalking. Make sure that you are properly clothed and equipped, have some sort of communication or GPS device and let people know your route and estimated departure and arrival times,” Superintendent Gale said.
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