Westpac Helicopter rescues Jireh and her family whilst stranded in the Tasmanian Mountains
My dad, my uncle and I decided to go on a six day hike in Craddle Mountain, Tasmania. We became stranded in the wilderness and it seemed like there was no way out. My dad was also getting really sick and we would have to rest often. We eventually found a hut off the trail where he could rest.
I was so excited when I saw the Westpac Rescue Helicopter come in. There were actually two trees between where they wanted to land, so they had to hover, and slowly come down. It was amazing how the pilot landed between the two trees just perfectly.
When I got on the helicopter, I couldn’t stop my smile. My dad was crying tears of joy because he knew everything was going to be okay but I was just so excited that we were on the helicopter.
When we landed the pilot gave me a bear and said he only gives it to brave kids. My dad is back to normal now, he’s fine but my mum and I have banned him from going on any more big hikes like that, only little day hikes!