Australian hikers found safe after four days lost in the bush

The pair of hikers
The pair of hikers Photo credit: 9 News / screenshot

A pair of Australian hikers has been found safe and well after four days lost in rugged bush land in Victoria.

Cindy Bohan and Trevor Salvado were located on Tuesday morning by a kayaker near Buffalo River Road, Mount Buffalo, in Victoria. 

The couple, aged 60 and 58, appeared to be physically fine, but will still be checked by hospital staff.

"They will both be taken to hospital for observation," a police spokesperson told The Age.

Ms Bohan's sister, Anne Ditchfield told The Age the family was "ecstatic."

"It's a fantastic result. We're just elated, relieved," she said.

"Cindy and Trevor's three children are at the hospital with their family now." 

Ms Ditchfield said Ms Bohan initially refused to get in the ambulance. 

"That's Cindy for you; she just wanted to go straight to her kids."

Over 100 police, State Emergency Service workers and rescue volunteers searched for the couple in Mount Buffalo's rugged bush lands.

The mountain dropped to 4.3 degrees on Monday night - luckily, the couple was located the next day.

Ms Ditchfield described Cindy as "very strong" and said the pair is known to be outdoorsy. Mr Salvado is a cyclist and paraglider, and Ms Bohan enjoys stand up paddle boarding.



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