A family survived for several days in a remote area of Australia for seven days after the car was engulfed. According to a statement from the Northern Territory Police, the group consisted of two adults and five children, aged between five and 15 years. Temperatures in the region must have crossed 30ºC.
The family should have reached Gapuwiak’s visit to a community near Blue Mud Bay in East Arnhem Land, about 107 km away. However, the passengers never arrived.
When there was no news from the group, all members of the community were informed of the travel plan and informed the police two days later, noting that the family had not arrived.
Emergency teams launched an investigation and a land search that was quickly abandoned due to poor road conditions. Last Saturday (3), a helicopter helped locate the family near a road surrounded by weeds.
The group camped next to their jammed vehicle waiting to be rescued.
NT Superintendent of Police Brendan Muldoon told the publication, “The family did the right thing to inform the community about their travel plans, staying close to the vehicle and traveling with enough food and water.”
The journey should have taken the family about three hours.