Woman rescued after two nights lost in remote bushland in WA’s Mid West

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VideoThe WA woman says she survived on bottled water and bread.

Mullewa police have rescued a 73-year-old woman who spent more than two days lost and stranded on a remote bush track after her four-wheel-drive vehicle became bogged.

The woman’s daughter alerted police shortly before 7pm last night when she became worried that she had not heard from her mother since about noon on Saturday.

Police contacted Mullewa man Doug Reid, who used his local knowledge of bush tracks to help officers conduct an immediate search.

Mullewa Police Station officer-in-charge Sergeant Chris Martin said the woman was found safe and well about 9.30pm.

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“She was hysterical – very happy to see us,” he said.

Sgt Martin the woman had blankets and some bread with her, but had almost ran out of water that night.

“We were very relieved that we found her, because it’s unclear how long she would have been able to continue under those conditions,” he said.

Sgt Martin applauded the woman’s decision to stay with her vehicle, which he said had made the search much easier, despite the tough terrain.

She was taken to Mullewa where she spent the night in a hotel.

Police will this morning try to recover her heavily bogged Toyota Landcruiser.

Full story in this Friday’s print edition of The Geraldton Guardian.

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