Warning after snow rescue
Police have reminded people headed to the snow to be careful on the slopes following two men being rescued in the Snowy Mountains.
Snow has been falling in the alpine regions and the state’s Central Tablelands as an icy blast passes through.
Two men, aged 20 and 33, left Thredbo to hike and camp on Rawsons Pass on Sunday, before summitting Mount Kosciuszko and returning to Thredbo the following day.
On their return, they became disoriented and took shelter at Seamans Hut.
The men were able to contact emergency services and were rescued on Tuesday.
Superintendent John Klepczarek said the incident was a timely reminder for people to remain vigilant and register their intentions with authorities.
“We’ve seen snow start to fall over the past week and we are susceptible to rapid changes in weather across the Snowy Mountains, so it’s really important that people follow necessary precautions and keep friends, family and authorities aware of their intentions,” he said.