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World Police find body of third person lost in Australian outback

14:05  04 december  2019
14:05  04 december  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Three people get lost in Australia 's outback - two survive, one dies. So what is crucial for survival? The stories of three people stranded in the Australian outback for two weeks have captured global attention. Two of them survived, while a body was found on Thursday, presumably of the third person .

The three friends set out to explore Australia 's vast sun-baked interior near Alice Springs last A man and woman have been rescued after surviving two weeks in Australia 's arid outback on little more than vodka, groundwater and biscuits, but a third person is still missing, police said Tuesday.

A body has been found in the search for a woman who went missing in Australia's outback for over two weeks, police said on Wednesday.

The remains of a woman believed to be Claire Hockridge were discovered 23 miles south of Stuarts Well, Northern Territory on Wednesday, Pauline Vicary, Superintendent of Alice Springs Police Division told a press conference.

The 46 year-old went missing on Nov. 19 during a drive into the remote terrain near Alice Springs with her partner Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, and family friend Phu Tran, 40, who were both found alive.

a person posing for the camera: Image: Claire Hockridge, 46, had gone to look for help after she became stranded in the outback along with partner Tamra McBeath-Riley and family friend Phu Tran.© Reuters Image: Claire Hockridge, 46, had gone to look for help after she became stranded in the outback along with partner Tamra McBeath-Riley and family friend Phu Tran.

The trio was stranded after their vehicle became bogged in a riverbed. After a week of staying close to their car and waiting for discovery, Tran and Hockridge set off on foot to find shelter and water, while McBeath-Riley stayed near the vehicle with their dog, Raya, she told reporters in a press conference after her rescue.

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The three friends set out to explore the country's vast sun-baked interior near Alice Springs on A man and woman have been rescued after surviving two weeks in Australia 's arid outback on little more than vodka, groundwater and biscuits, but a third person is still missing, police said Tuesday.

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 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.

McBeath-Riley and Tran were rescued separately on Monday and Tuesday respectively, but Hockridge remained missing. She and Tran had chosen to take different routes, according to police.

"One wanted to go high and the other wanted to follow the fence line," a police spokesperson told NBC on Dec. 3. "Sometimes the thinking is you go up high to see where you are, but also after 14 days, you don't have rational thoughts."

Hockridge is survived by her two children, grandchild and partner, her sisters Melinda and Sarah said.

"We are all grieving and exhausted from the emotional roller-coaster that we've ridden," Sarah Hockridge told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday.

"Even though Claire has died in terrible circumstances, we are glad that Tamra and Phu have been found alive and well, and we're extremely grateful to everyone who's involved in that."

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