Miracle: Missing pair found alive after spending days without water and food in the Australian outback

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Miracle: Missing pair found alive after spending days without water and food in the Australian outback
Miracle: Missing pair found alive after spending days without water and food in the Australian outback

After a five-day rescue effort, the police found two people who survived in the Australian outback without water and food. Here’s the study of the miracle pair who survived the odds.

Pair survive the Australian outback

Pair survive the Australian outback
Pair survive the Australian outback

Shaun Emitja, a 21-year-old, and Mahesh Patrick, a 14-year-old reported missing in Central Australia’s Harts Range on Tuesday. They did not return after their weekend away at Hermannsburg’s remote community. Moreover, their blue Nissan Navara was empty and stuck in a track. The police launched a five-day-long air and land search with the aid of expert trackers and a helicopter.

The duo dreaded to be in immense danger due to the area’s extreme heat and lack of water. The Australian outback heats over 104 Fahrenheit during the spring. It was a relief when the Northern Territory’s police reported the two men found alive despite being separated. Officers found the teenager in bushland on Friday. he was treated for sore feet and dehydration. However, Emitja was found after a day. “He is undergoing health checks but appears well,” reported the police. The officers called their survival an ‘absolute miracle.’ Especially given the remote environment and extreme heat and lack of provisions and freshwater.

Here’s what happened

Here's what happened
Here's what happened

The pair reported missing upon failing to return back to an Aboriginal community in Hermannsburg. It is located about 75 miles southwest of Alice Springs. The police believe they spent the night at a location after finding a water source. “They thought they were going in a direction that would take them adjacent to the Sandover Highway,” reported the police. Their reason for splitting is unknown. “They are extremely lucky to be alive – we all know how harsh it is out there,” said Acting Commander Kirsten Engels.

“We believe that the last time they had water could have been on Tuesday. Miraculously, he was located by community members who reunited him with his community and family,” he added. Additionally, the authorities advise staying within their cars if stranded in the Australian outback.

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