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Delight at successful search outcome

25th March, 2022



Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania (WRHT) has expressed delight at the successful conclusion of the search for four-year-of Shayla Phillips.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter played in a key role in the search for Shayla, who went missing from a property on the Tasman Peninsula on Wednesday afternoon.

WRHT Chair Tony Harrison said all those who participated in the exhaustive search operation in the dense bushland region, deserved congratulations, and the fact Shayla had been found safe and well was extremely gratifying for all involved.

“Our Westpac Rescue Helicopter crews do a fantastic job protecting and supporting people in often difficult situations and a successful outcome makes all the effort worthwhile,” Mr Harrison said.

“Undoubtedly Shayla’s family is now greatly relieved, and all Tasmanians will be pleased they have been reunited.

“We are proud the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and our outstanding crew have been involved in yet another successful search and rescue,” Mr Harrison said.

The Tasmanian Government funds Westpac Rescue Helicopter missions through the Department of Police and Emergency Management and Ambulance Tasmania.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania raises funds with support from Westpac, other sponsors, community donations and benefactors to assist in enhancing the service, securing specialist search and rescue equipment and training.

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