The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was deployed on Saturday morning after a group of five students and an experienced guide became stranded on the North-West Coast, Tasmania Police says.
A police spokesperson said this group became split and stranded on one side of the Arthur River in the vicinity of West Takone late Friday afternoon.
"The students were part of a group of eight students, two experienced guides and a teacher who were on a school trip to the Arthur River area," the spokesperson said.
"Three students, one of the experienced guides and a teacher successfully crossed the river, however changing conditions made the second crossing involving five other students and the second experienced guide potentially unsafe."
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Authorities said the group was safe, had access to food, water, shelter and supplies and were with an experienced guide.
"The guide and teacher who successfully crossed the river spent overnight on the river banks, on the right side of the river, just to provide some presence.
"Due to yesterday's weather conditions and given the party's preparedness, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was deployed in the morning to extract the party."
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