Father, Daughter Found After Search In Deep Snow At Thredbo
A father and his 10-year-old daughter who became lost while snowboarding around Thredbo have been found after a difficult search.
The pair were located with another man about 700 metres down a slope in the Thredbo area on Monday evening, NSW Ambulance Acting Superintendent Aaron Casey said.
"The daughter is currently with our NSW Ambulance paramedics and she is safe and well," he said.
"The father, along with another man, are being walked out to the ambulance which indicates they are in a fairly good condition."
Earlier, a major search commenced for the pair who appeared to have become lost in the snow while snowboarding.
NSW Ambulance responded after receiving an emergency call just before 3pm from the father who had little battery on his phone.
At the time, NSW Ambulance Superintendent Jordan Emery told 2GB radio the search was a "massive effort between Police, Fire and Rescue, and Ambulance NSW".
"This is a mammoth task for us. There has been a huge dump of snow this afternoon which is making it challenging," Emery said.
"Our hearts are in our mouths ... We are all really praying for a positive outcome this afternoon and we're doing everything we can to try and secure that," he said.
Speaking after the pair were located, Casey said teams worked through "very difficult terrain".
"There were grave concerns for the people who were lost," he said.
"It's very pleasing to be able to speak on a case that was very, very difficult for all teams involved."
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