8 Apr 2013

'Help' message spotted in park

10:17 am on 8 April 2013

A woman who spent four days lost in a national park in eastern Victoria has been rescued after writing 'help' in the sand of a riverbank.

Police found a four-wheel drive belonging to Lynette Joyce Bond on a trail in the Snowy River National Park near the New South Wales border on Saturday.

A note left with the car said it had broken down on Wednesday.

Police and volunteer bushwalkers took part in a search which ended before midday on Sunday when the Victoria Police airwing spotted her.

Police said Ms Bond, 68, had written 'help' in the sand on the banks of the Snowy River.

The ABC reports she was winched to safety and taken to hospital for a check-up.