Lost tourists rescued on plateau

2012-10-21 13:32:36 GMT2012-10-21 21:32:36(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English
Edward Tasman Game and Hamish Henry Reid talk about their experience after being rescued in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Qinghai province, Oct 23, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]Edward Tasman Game and Hamish Henry Reid talk about their experience after being rescued in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Qinghai province, Oct 23, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
Edward Tasman Game and Hamish Henry Reid pose to take photos with their Chinese rescuers in a supply station in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, Qinghai province, Oct 23, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]Edward Tasman Game and Hamish Henry Reid pose to take photos with their Chinese rescuers in a supply station in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, Qinghai province, Oct 23, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
Australian tourist Hamish Henry Reid arrives at a supply station in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve of northwest China's Qinghai Province Oct. 23, 2012. Australian tourists Hamish Henry Reid and Edward Tasman Game entered the Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture by bicycle and then lost their way near Lake Zhuonai in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve on Wednesday. They were found by Chinese rescuers Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang) Australian tourist Hamish Henry Reid arrives at a supply station in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve of northwest China's Qinghai Province Oct. 23, 2012. Australian tourists Hamish Henry Reid and Edward Tasman Game entered the Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture by bicycle and then lost their way near Lake Zhuonai in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve on Wednesday. They were found by Chinese rescuers Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang)

Two Australian tourists were found by Chinese rescuers yesterday afternoon after being stranded for five days in Hoh Xil on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

One suffered an injury on the right arm, but both are generally in good health, said Guo Haili, head of the public security bureau of the city of Golmud in northwestern Qinghai Province.

The two Australians were identified as Edward Tasman Game and Hamish Henry Reid.

Doctors with the rescue team treated the injured after the rescuers and the two Australians had arrived at a supply station in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, where they would stay overnight, Guo said.

They were expected to return to Golmud late today.

Rescuers found the Australians at 1:40pm yesterday after walking 40 kilometers as the area is not accessible to cars.

The Australians entered Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture by bicycles. They then lost their way near the Zhuonai Lake in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve last Wednesday. Local police immediately sent three rescue teams to search for them after receiving information.

In the latest contact made yesterday morning, the Australians said they were in fine physical conditions. Rescuers told them to stay put and await rescue.

Perched at an altitude of 4,500 meters, Hoh Xil encompasses China's largest area of uninhabited land. It is home to several species of endangered wildlife, including Tibetan antelopes.

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