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West coast rescue

Mount Murchison Tasmania

Rescue police on the state's west coast are hoping a break in the weather will allow the Westpac Helicopter to pick up a pair of stranded walkers.

A 19-year-old Rosebery woman suffered a medical condition while hiking near the summit of Mt Murchison and raised the alarm on Tuesday afternoon.'

She was walking with a 20-year-old man.

Bad weather prevented a rescue chopper pickup and they've spent a night in atrocious conditions along with police and SES volunteers.

Another walking party was sent after the pair at around 7 am on Wednesday.

The helicopter remains on standby in case the weather clears, and as of 11 am was heading to Derwent Bridge to refuel. 

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