Mother and baby rescued in overnight Dwellingup land and air search

Police Air Wing spotted a mother and her one-year-old baby about 11.40pm on April 13. Photo: File image.
Police Air Wing spotted a mother and her one-year-old baby about 11.40pm on April 13. Photo: File image.

A mother and her one-year-old baby have been rescued after a land and air search that took more than six hours near Dwellingup on Saturday evening.

About 5.15pm on April 13, the woman called triple zero and stated she was lost while attempting to travel to Tony's Bend campground, which is located within Lane Pool Reserve.

Dwellingup Police launched a search for the pair, with the assistance of Pinjarra Police and Police Air Wing. 

The pair were finally spotted about 11.40pm by the police helicopter. 

A WA police spokeswoman said the duo were difficult to locate because the woman had taken a wrong turn down a dirt track that was not in the direction of Tony's Bend campground.

The woman's car had also became bogged during the ordeal.

Dwellingup took to social media to thank their colleagues at Pinjarra Police and Police Air Wing for their help. 

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