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Bushwalkers found after spending 'cold and wet' night in Blue Mountains

12 July 2017 10:32 PM
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Bushwalkers found after spending 'cold and wet' night in Blue Mountains

A man and woman who were missing in the Blue Mountains overnight have been found after they walked into a backyard in Glenbrook.

An extensive search for Hyung Lee, 65, and Kyunghye Lee, 63, involving a rescue helicopter, paramedics, Blue Mountains police rescue and local police was launched on Wednesday afternoon, after their family reported that they had not returned from what was supposed to have been a three-hour bushwalk.

The search was suspended on Wednesday night, and was due to resume at 8am on Thursday.

The pair caught a train to the Blue Mountains from their Strathfield home at about 7.45am on Wednesday and were planning to walk along the Florabella Pass from Blaxland.

Police did not believe the couple were properly equipped to spend the night in the mountains.

"It was cold and wet and they weren't prepared to stay the night," a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

It was a cold night in Penrith, with the temperature dipping below 10 degrees at 8pm on Wednesday night before gradually dropping further to the overnight low of 4.5 degrees at 7am.


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