Doctor comes to tourist’s aid at Kalbarri

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Entry sign on the way into Kalbarri.
Camera IconEntry sign on the way into Kalbarri. Credit: Francesca Mann The Geraldton Guardian

A tourist is recovering from suspected dehydration and heat exposure at popular tourist hotspot Nature’s Window at Kalbarri National Park this afternoon.

The woman, believed to be from Britain, was travelling with her husband and found unconscious when SES personnel arrived about 2.30pm.

Another tourist, who happened to be a doctor, helped carry her to a nearby carpark where she was given oxygen.

Kalbarri State Emergency Service manager Stephen Cable said the woman was believed to be in her early 60s.

She was taken to Kalbarri Nursing Post.

“She probably should have realised she wasn’t fit enough for the task,” Mr Cable said.

“Maybe should have said, ‘This is beyond me, you go ahead’.

“We haven’t had an incident in two months and now we’ve just had two in a row.

“I know people might be thinking, ‘mate – what’s going on up there?’

“But it’s purely circumstantial.”

The incident comes just two days after a 27-year-old male tourist died near the end of a 9km bushwalk in the same area.

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