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Bushwalkers cautioned

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Multiple bushwalkers got into strife over the weekend, prompting warnings from authorities.

In separate incidents in Southern Tasmania yesterday, two women in their 60s with suspected broken legs were airlifted to safety from the Mount Direction Conservation Area in Risdon and a trail near Legacy Beach at Conningham.

They're both expected to make a full recovery.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter also picked up a 33-year-old male on Saturday who had lost his phone with maps of the Lake Burbury area near Queenstown where he was hiking

A party of four which didn't have proper gear or supplies thankfully returned without assistance from near Leven Canyon in the North-West, despite serious concern from family members and a search party getting prepared for mobilisation.

"As some National Parks and State Reserves are now open after the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions, police would like to remind members of the public to plan their trips, take appropriate clothing/equipment and check weather forecasts for inclement weather conditions. It is also recommended that bushwalkers advise family (and/or friends) of the location of their intended walks, estimated time of arrival and abide by any directions from Parks and Wildlife," a police statement said.