Something definitely wrong. The highway is actually east of the …

Comment on Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing by Greg.

Something definitely wrong. The highway is actually east of the Hugh River.
I can visualise where they got bogged as it’s along an old seismic line graded in the early 60s and still trafficable.
The Hugh crossing is very tricky there and just south of Redbank Waterhole and North of Stuart’s Well. I have crossed it myself and there is lots of evidence that even the locals have trouble crossing previously on their way from the Stuart Highway to Hermannsburg – wrong time of the year to be going off the beaten track!

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Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing
No wonder people die out there.
Obviously some or maybe all involved in this saga know very little about the area concerned in this drama.
We now know the the vehicle was bogged in the Finke (not Hugh river) on Henbury Station way south of the search area.
Never rely on others to rescue you if they have to guess where you are.
All travellers going off road should have the common sense to realise unless you carry a PLB (personal locator beacon) and you get stuck for whatever reason, there’s a very good chance you won’t survive. No second chances out here, even if YOU know where you are. $250 is good insurance.


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