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Newspaper Article: The Examiner,   Launceston,   Tuesday, September 1, 1970   page 1
Copter rescue of climber
  Ken McInnes, Accident on Frenchman's Cap - Click to Zoom (560Kb)
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Newspaper Article: The Examiner,   Launceston,   Tuesday, September 1, 1970   page 1
Copter rescue of climber
Details: During a winter bushwalking / climbing expedition to Frenchman's Cap National Park in South West Tasmania, one member of the party, Ken McInnes, slipped in the icy snow near the North Col while descending from the summit.

He attempted a self arrest using his ice axe, but the axe bit hard into the deep icy snow and he dislocated his left shoulder. Party members helped to sled and rope him down from the Col to their base camp beside Lake Tahune. When some of the party walked more than twenty miles out through deep snow to seek help from the police at Queenstown, the news made front page headlines in The Examiner, Launceston.

A rescue was mounted by the Police Search and Rescue squad, with volunteer bushwalkers from Hobart and Launceston.
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Held by: Ken McInnes 2002
Index of Scanned Documents: McInnes / Methven Families