ACT Policing along with ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance, safely located two men after their car rolled down an embankment within Pierces Creek Forest yesterday, (Sunday 11 June).
About 10.00pm, the driver of a white Subaru Impreza carrying a single passenger was driving along Murrays Creek road when it misjudged a slight bend in the dirt road, losing control of the vehicle and rolling down an embankment for 40 metres.
The two occupants were able to free themselves from the vehicle, however confused and disorientated, they walked away from the vehicle in the opposite direction to the road and up the adjacent hill through thick blackberry bushes.
After attempting to find their way out of the bushes for some time, they realised they were lost and contacted Police via a mobile phone.
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A number of Police, Fire, and Ambulance units were dispatched to conduct a search of the area with urgency, considering their potential injuries and the low temperatures expected.
During the search, ACT Policing operations kept in contact with the men asking if they could hear the sirens of the rescue party getting closer or further away, and relaying that information to the troops on the ground.
Due to the combined efforts and knowledge of the area by Tuggeranong Patrol members, ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance, the two males were located approximately 50 minutes later.
They were treated by ACT Ambulance and conveyed to the Canberra Hospital with minor injuries, exposure and bruises and abrasions.