Tasmania is fortunate to have excellent emergency services so that when you need help, ambulances, fire trucks, police, and special emergency services (SES) come to your aid. Sometimes this involves boats and sometimes this involves helicopters. In a local newspaper article earlier this week, the Westpac Rescue helicopter collected people from five locations. Two of these are connected with the Derwent River.
One person fell down a cliff at Pearsons Point, the location which,in my estimation represents the western mouth of the Derwent. Long term readers of this blog may recall my photographs from this location – high up and looking out and across to Bruny Island. When I walked there, I remember making the decision not to try and clamber down the cliff. Reading this news story now makes me glad that I resisted the opportunity to get closer to the water.
The article reported another person was rescued from somewhere near Lake St Clair, and the source of the Derwent River is that Lake.
It does not matter where you are, if you can signal for help (don’t forget your Personal Locator Beacon) then Tasmania’s rescue services will reach you.