Two men rescued near Dargo

TWO people had to be rescued from mountainous country near Dargo on Sunday night.

A 29-year-old Melton South woman, a 32-year-old Keilor Downs man and a 25-year-old Sale man became stranded when their four wheel drive vehicle got stuck on a steep section of track.

The female left the group and walked more than five kilometres of steep country before being picked up by a passing motorist on the Bairnsdale-Dargo Rd.

The alarm was raised around 8.30pm.

Police from Briagolong and Stratford located the two males around 11.45pm near Mt Djoandah.

The group was ill-equipped for travel into remote mountain country. Police warned travelers to be prepared with food, water and warm clothing at any time of the year, along with a well-equipped vehicle.