German Backpacker Stranded On Queensland Island During Iris
A German backpacker stranded on an island in the Whitsundays during Tropical Cyclone Iris will have to wait for help because a rescue helicopter has been unable to reach him.
A cyclone warning remains current for Bowen to Yeppoon, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands. Tropical #CycloneIris is continuing to move southeast, parallel to the Queensland coast. https://t.co/tfV7pfhPNJ pic.twitter.com/4vUaDO4zBc— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) April 3, 2018
The chopper could not land on Gloucester Island on Tuesday due to wild winds and poor visibility.
Authorities who spoke to the backpacker said he was in good spirits and safe, with contact expected to resume on Wednesday.