Tas Tom wrote:I know it has probably been said many times before, and may be regarded by some as harsh, but I really don't understand why these people don't get a hefty bill for this rescue. Cleared very poorly planned, no water(!!), and yet they get a free chopper ride out. I get the fact that they required to be rescued but surely they need to take some responsibility for getting into that predicament.
I do a lot of solo walking in Tas, try and plan properly for my trips and have contributed several hundred dollars a year to the Westpac helicopter service for many years - thinking that maybe one day I could get into real trouble and need it. Fortunately I haven't to date. Seems my contributions are going some small way to pay for free rescues such as this one.
Overlandman wrote:Hi Penguin
Hope your friends are ok.
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