A body has been found in the search for a woman lost for more than two weeks in Australia’s arid outback, police said Wednesday after two of her friends were rescued.
The three friends had set out to explore the country’s vast interior near Alice Springs on November 19 when their car became bogged down in a river bed.
After three days staying put and waiting for a rescue, the group feared supplies were dwindling and two of them decided to walk along a property fence in the hope of finding help.
The lone person to stay back, Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, was found on Sunday less than two kilometres from the same vehicle suffering from dehydration.
She told public broadcaster ABC that the trio – accompanied by their blue Staffordshire terrier Raya – had survived by drinking pre-mixed vodka drinks and water from a hole dug for cattle, eating biscuits and sheltering in a hole dug under her car.