By Alex Kim | News Korea
Han, a South Korean backpacker, survived getting lost for 6 nights in the
25-year-old backpacker went for a walk at Mount Tyson in Queensland, Australia
on Thursday, May 31st.
reaching the summit, Han proceeded to take photographs before slipping and
falling from a cliff.
Ambulance Services flight paramedic Hannah Gaulke said that Han became
unconscious for approximately 5 hours after falling. After Han regained her
consciousness, she managed to find her way out of the ravine and to a rocky
waterfall. “She managed to crawl and scrape her way through the bushland,” said
Gaulke, “which was really tough terrain.”
waited 6 nights nearby the rocky waterfall.
added, “She couldn't actually proceed any further and she had no way to get
back out and that's where she stayed for days.”
to the Queensland police, there was no missing persons report on Han until
after 5 days of her initial disappearance.
police launched a search for the missing backpacker. On Thursday, June 7th,
the Australian police and soldiers cut through the forest and found her in her long
trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, and a raincoat.
The rescue helicopter transferred
Han to the nearest hospital in Tully.
Police Inspector Steve Kersley said that Han’s raincoat helped her survive as
it kept her warm until the rescuers arrived.
praised Han for surviving 6 days without food in the wilderness. “Six days is a
long time to be lost in the bush, particularly when you've got no bush skills,”
said Kersley, “she's done well to survive."
to the flight paramedic Hannah Gaulke, “Han was actually in really good
condition, so she had no significant injuries… she was in good spirits.”