Woman rescued after being lost overnight at Minyon Falls

POLICE rescue squad officers have found a 32-year-old Queensland woman missing at Minyon Falls overnight after a six hour search and rescue operation.

The Beenleigh teacher was located at about 8.30am this morning.

She was understood to be hiking in the area yesterday when she became lost, and contacted a family member last night just after dark about 9pm.

Richmond Local Area Command Inspector Bill McKenna said police were then contacted by the woman's grandfather at about 12.50am this morning alerting them to her situation.

The man told police his granddaughter had called him from her mobile saying she was lost and her phone battery was about to run out.

Inspector McKenna said police arrived at the site at 2.30am and attempted to locate the woman using night vision equipment, and activating their lights and sirens, but were unsuccessful.

Attempts were also made to deploy the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter for the search but it was deemed too dark to do so safely.

The search was recommenced at 6am this morning and the woman was found safe and well.



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