Halls Gap police remind hikers to prepare for winter

Police had to drive three men to their car in the Grampians after they became lost on Saturday.
Police had to drive three men to their car in the Grampians after they became lost on Saturday.

HALLS Gap police have reminded visitors to be prepared for all conditions when hiking in the region.

Senior Constable Kellie Harris said three men were walking in the Grampians on Saturday afternoon when they got off the beaten track.

“It got dark and they found themselves at a car park at the top of the Grampians – a long way from their car at Halls Gap,” she said.

“There wasn’t a search operation or anything, but police had to attend and give them a lift back to town.”

Senior Constable Harris said it was a reminder to people to take into consideration the lack of daylight hours at the moment.

“It gets dark a lot quicker now,” she said.

“People should also make sure they take warm clothing, especially if they go out in the afternoon.”