Her Triple-0 call cut out, with little to no reception in the rugged terrain. Emergency crews used GPS co-ordinates to trace the call to inside the national park, but by the time they located the car about 8pm, the group had abandoned it. Police, SES and paramedics called off the search at nightfall and resumed it yesterday morning.
At 9.40am, after walking about 20km, the woman arrived at a sheep station in Acacia Downs and raised the alarm. She appeared to be in “reasonable health” according to police, telling officers she had left the two men at a water hole.
The men were found five hours later about 15 km apart, one was dead the other seriously dehydrated. The dead man was 33.
Remember this … all three were alive when their car was found and would probably have remained so if they had not left it.
Even the Red Kangaroo must take shelter and conserve moisture during the heat of the day.