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Post by eddie on Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 pm

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A couple have been rescued from a swamp in northern Australia after writing "help" in the mud to attract attention.

Shantelle Johnson and her partner Colen Nulgit were on a fishing trip in Keep River National Park, Northern Territory when their car became bogged down.

The couple and their puppy, Ace, were forced to spend Sunday night in the vehicle but said they feared the rising tide would bring in crocodiles.

They were later rescued by a search team after being missing for 26 hours.

"We were stuck on the marshland and we were right next to saltwater," Mr Nulgit told ABC Australia.

"Earlier that day we saw two, three croc tracks - they were about five, six metres (16-19ft) long".

"We tried digging and we tried putting stuff under the tires but it didn't budge," Ms Johnson told ABC.

"We were pretty scared and worried, but we were just hoping someone would come."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47964599


They were lucky!

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:36 pm

They were smart.

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Post by eddie on Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:44 pm

Original Quill wrote:They were smart.

Yeah, probably the only way they may have been spotted.

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Post by Jules on Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:15 pm

Aww a happy, feel good story that warms your heart. flower

As an extra precaution the same letters should be written upside down, nearby [say ~ 20 metres away]  and also from right to left [another 20 metres away] as you never know from which direction a plane would approach.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:20 am

Cool

Lapse of judgement...

For a moment there, the driver mistook his ute for a hovercraft or a boat..

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:39 am

That's a lie

Aussies are too stupid to spell help

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:23 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:That's a lie

Aussies are too stupid to spell help

Ahhh...  The British perspective. Chauvinism much? Rolling Eyes

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