Former South Australian premier carried through national park after breaking leg while bushwalking

The former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill says he is feeling “more than a little embarrassed” after breaking his leg while bushwalking with his family in a national park, triggering a rescue operation.

Weatherill was hiking at Hidden Gorge in Mount Remarkable national park on Sunday when he fell and broke his lower right leg. It took emergency service workers and volunteers more than two hours to carry the politician uphill through the bush to a waiting ambulance.

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