Fears over tramper in the Richmond Rangers


A German woman, believed to be tramping in the richmond ranges, has raised alarm bells after leaving a concerning message at Mt Starveall Hut.

The content of the message, left by Esther Gehrmann, has not been made available but police are concerned for the woman’s welfare.

It was believed the woman intended to tramp south towards St Arnaud but inquiries to this date have not located anyone who has seen Ms Gehrmann.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has been in that area and anyone who has had contact with Ms Gehrmann. She is believed to be in her early 40s.

Anyone with information should call Nelson Police Ph 5463840.