Australian police said Tuesday that they have found yet another person under a long-term search for three missing in the country's vast desert north.
After having been missing for almost two weeks was the 40-year-old Phu Tran found by a local farmer after he and two of his friends had been missing in the wilderness since 19. november.
The 40-year-old Phu Tran says that he survived the high temperatures and lack of water in the area by drlkke water, which was meant for cattle.
- He is in good standing. He was lightly disoriented, but apart from that in good condition, says a senior police officer, Pauline Vicary, in Alice Springs.
Tran was found three days after his friend Tamra McBeath-Riley, which was located about 1.5 kilometers from the car, as the three people had run in.
A third missing person, Claire Hockridge, still missing and a search continues.
McBeath-Riley says that their car ran fast on the soft ørkenveje. In several days, they were all three near the car, but they had only a small supply of food and water.
As the water ran out, took Tran and Hockridge out on a walk to look for help. They had only a compass and a GPS.
the Temperatures in the area reaches about 40 degrees.
Police discovered the 52-year-old Tamra McBeath-Riley at the weekend after a local resident had led them back to the car, making them aware of ruts, which specified which direction the group was run in.
- McBeath-Riley was reached 1.5 kilometers away from the vehicle, and she was in an area where there was water, and she had forethought enough to be there. It was probably why we were able to locate her, says the police spokesman, who adds that the woman had cooked much of the water as she drank.
McBeath-Riley is admitted to a hospital and treated, among other things, dehydration.