Hikers lost near Binna Burra, O'Reilly's at the weekend

Snr Sergeant Kirkman
Snr Sergeant Kirkman

BEAUDESERT police responded to calls from hikers lost at O'Reilly's and Binna Burra at the weekend.

Senior Sergeant Jon Kirkman said two hikers became lost near Elabana Falls on Saturday, with a call coming in at 9pm The hikers, a 22-year-old man from Crestmead and a 20-year-old man from Ormeau were able to get themselves out after the police helicopter located them and confirmed they were uninjured.

The second incident involved three members of the same family hiking near Binna Burra.

Sergeant Kirkman said a 30-year-old-man from Surfers Paradise was hiking with a 59-year-old woman and 61-year-old man from South Toowoomba.

They were wearing personal locator beacons which they activated during the evening. Police received the call at 9pm and Polair was deployed to find the trio and confirmed that none of the walkers was in need of urgent medical attention.

Sergeant Kirkman said park rangers helped the trio to safety early Sunday morning.

Border duties

Beaudesert police have been monitoring the Queensland border at Palen Creek since restrictions were reinstated in response to outbreaks in Sydney and regional NSW.

Sergeant Kirkman said there had been no big issues in the past week but urged motorists to stay away from the border crossing at Lions Road.

"We encourage everyone to use the Queensland Health mobile hub to get their COVID-19 vaccine," he said. "The Premier has indicated that the sooner vaccination rates are sufficient, the sooner restrictions will ease, including at the border."

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