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Woman stranded for 12 nights in Australia outback

DARWIN: A woman who was stranded in the arid Australian Outback almost two weeks ago has been rescued, and a search was continuing on Monday for her two friends. Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, was being treated for dehydration and exposure after she was found on Sunday, police superintendent Pauline Vicary said.
The three set out for an afternoon drive on November 19 but their car became bogged in a riverbed. McBeath-Riley found water a little over 1 km north of the car. “Sensibly she appears to have stayed where the water is and that’s what kept her going,” Vicary said.
McBeath-Riley said her friends, Claire Hockridge (46) and Phu Tran (40) began trekking 20km toward a highway on Thursday, planning to avoid the desert heat, which came close to 40°C in recent days, by walking at night and carrying 7 litres of water.
McBeath-Riley said she decided to stay at the waterhole with her dog because she did not think it would survive a walk to the highway




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