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.”
She said she was especially looking forward to speaking to Zoe, aged three.
“We understand the three-year-old was a…