RACQ Capricorn Rescue team with the bushwalkers they helped save. Picture: RACQ Capricorn Rescue
RACQ Capricorn Rescue team with the bushwalkers they helped save. Picture: RACQ Capricorn Rescue

Mum and two children rescued after bushwalk goes wrong

FOUR people, including two children, have been rescued after issuing a call for help during a bushwalk.

RACQ Capricorn Rescue was tasked to help a police search and rescue mission on top of Mt Roper at Capella, about 240km south-west of Mackay, at 6.18pm last night.

A 70-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman and her two children, aged seven and 10 were found after dark at the top of Mt Roper about 760 metres above sea level.

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All four were winched to safety in a stable condition.

The survivors were found to be in good health after paramedics assessed them at Clermont Airfield.

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