A HIKER has been rescued from the Sundial walking track in the Grampians Tuesday afternoon.
Leading Senior Constable Kelly Harris, of Halls Gap, said a woman in her 40s was rescued after she injured her ankle on her way to the Pinnacle.
Another hiker saw her and called local police about 4pm.
She was stretchered out by the SES and an ambulance transported her to Stawell Hospital.
The woman was not local.
Leading Senior Constable Harris said the incident raised a bigger issue - that visitors to the Grampians were not often aware of the emergency markers which were recently installed throughout the park.
The markers provide emergency services with an accurate location.
"When questioned in regards to the Grampians National Park emergency markers, (neither person) had any idea what they were," Leading Senior Constable Harris said.
"They'd walked past probably two of them, which i guess is a concern for us because they are there to be utilized.
"It makes emergency services personnel lives a lot easier when Triple Zero callers can recite the emergency marker, because we know where all the markers are."
In the case of time critical situations, like the man rescued from the Grampians after a heart attack last week, the markers could literally help save lives.
"We have access to maps and can pinpoint more accurately where they are," Leading Senior Constable Harris said.
"Our concern is that the word is not getting out there. They are generally on a green post with the letters GNP, and will have numbers below that.
"In the event that an injury occurs or if someone is lost, they can tell the operators what that marker number is and that will direct us to an approximate location.
"They are fairly new in the Grampians, though used world wide.
"If you do see them make a mental note, particularly of the number that's recorded on the post."
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