Two people located at Lake Pedder ~ Wotts Up Tasmania

Two people located at Lake Pedder

Police have located two of the three people from the vehicle of interest near Lake Pedder a short time ago.


They have been taken into custody in relation to the alleged theft of that vehicle from Westerway on Sunday night/Monday morning.


Police are on the scene looking for a third person (youth) in relation to the incident and hold concerns for them given the current weather conditions in the area.


Police would like to thank members of the public for their information leading to the location of the people.


Meanwhile, dangerous weather conditions are continuing to hamper a police search for overdue walker Michael Bowman in the Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair National Park.


Three police search and rescue teams, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, a police marine vessel and a team of SES volunteers, are currently searching for the 57 year old Victorian man, who is an experienced bushwalker.


“Police also remind members of the public not to travel to the weather affected areas unless they are properly equipped. This includes people wishing to volunteer to search.”


Anyone who may have seen Mr Bowman in the Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair National Park is asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444.


In the north, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has attempted to evacuate a father and daughter from Western Australia, who are currently near Pelion Hut. However due to their location and weather conditions, the helicopter has landed at Pelion Hut and will assess the situation.


A United Kingdom man is also overdue in the Cradle Mountain National Park. Two helicopters will be used to check every hut on the Overland Track including Scott Kilvert Hut, which is where a school group is believed to be located. The school group is not overdue and police haven’t had a request for assistance, however they will be checked.


“Anyone who is venturing into Tasmanian alpine conditions should be fully aware of forecast and unpredictability in weather conditions. They should be experienced bushwalkers and have the right equipment,” Inspector Darren Hopkins said.


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