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Sleepover aids epic bush rescue - Illawara Mercury

by By Angela Thompson | December 31, 2015

A Sydney woman has been winched from the bush during an epic overnight rescue by Illawarra emergency services crews.

Crews spent Monday night sleeping on boulders at the base of Carrington Falls after trekking through darkness in search of two lost bushwalkers, one of them injured. 

Rescuers contended with leeches and near-impossible terrain before reaching the pair. At the worst of it, it took them 70 minutes to travel just 80 metres.

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