Australia outback rescue: Family safe after being stranded in campervan for four days | World News


A family of four, who were left stranded in the Australian outback when their campervan got bogged down following heavy rain, have been rescued.

Perth couple Orios and Lindsey Zavros, and their two young children Zane and Zoe, were trapped in the Simpson Desert for four days, facing searing temperatures before police were able to send help on Tuesday.

A helicopter winched their vehicle back to safety at Coober Pedy, according to ABC News, where they have undergone medical checks.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 38C (100F) in the area in the coming days.

On hearing of the rescue plan Mr Zavros’s mother, Theo Zavros, told the news outlet: “We are thrilled – thrilled to bits – that they are going to be finally rescued.”

Supplies are being airdropped by authorities after torrential rain bogged a campervan, at a flooded area in the Simpson Desert, Australia November 12, 2021 in this screen grab taken from an aerial footage. Video taken November 12, 2021. Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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Emergency supplies were airdropped to the family by authorities

She said she was especially looking forward to speaking to Zoe, aged three.

“We understand the three-year-old was a…



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