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Missing bushwalker found after 12 days
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Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
Missing bushwalker found after 12 days on 07/15/2009 18:02:46 MDT Print View

Here's a good news story. An English tourist missing in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia has been found after being lost for 12 days.

Here's a local media link to the story.

He went on a pretty straight forward day walk and some how got lost for 12 days. SAR had virtually given up on him, believing that he had died.

His father had flown out from England just after he went missing and after so long without a trace, he was actually at the airport about to get on a plane back home when the police sent him a text message with the good news.

Edited by lushy on 07/15/2009 19:31:55 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Missing bushwalker found after 12 days on 07/15/2009 18:46:35 MDT Print View

Always good news when they still have a pulse by the time SAR show up. Could've turned out otherwise from the sound of things. He's one lucky lad.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Missing bushwalker found after 12 days on 07/15/2009 19:27:46 MDT Print View

I guess the weather there across the ditch has been a lot better than it has been here. We just lost (as in dead) two experienced hikers due to exposure and disorientation in thigh deep snow. They were well equipped. I don't think sleeping under their jackets and eating seeds would have saved them. That's one lucky teenager!

john safron
(johnq62) - F
3 are still missing the Michigans U.P. on 07/16/2009 07:54:31 MDT Print View

All three in a small area of a remote part of the U.P.
We hiked the section of the North Country Trail where Joe Clewley went missing over the 4th. Very Eerie knowing that.
We have some good people looking for them :)
The Michael's site has a wealth of good information about extreme backcountry tripping.