Woman rescued after collapsing in Kalbarri gorge

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Emergency service volunteers attend to a hiker who suffered heat stroke in Kalbarri National Park yesterday.
Camera IconEmergency service volunteers attend to a hiker who suffered heat stroke in Kalbarri National Park yesterday. Credit: Kalbarri SES/Facebook

A woman was rescued from the Kalbarri gorge after suffering heat stroke in 50 degree temperatures about noon yesterday.

Volunteer firefighters and State Emergency Service personnel faced a gruelling trek to collect the stricken hiker, who collapsed about 2.5km along the 9km Loop Trail.

The woman, who was believed to be a tourist aged in her mid 20s, was treated in the carpark by St John Ambulance volunteers.

Kalbarri SES Unit manager Stephen Cable urged hikers not to tackle the Loop Trail after 7am, and to ensure they carried adequate water and wore suitable clothes.

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