Two people stranded in bushland rescued
Two people stranded in bushland in an isolated part of the Pilbara were rescued in a police land and air search at the weekend, prompting police to remind travellers to be cautious when venturing out into the bush.
Karratha police launched a search and rescue operation for two friends missing in bushland about 25km south-west of Karratha on Saturday, July 1.
Colin Harwood, 67, of Karratha, and Pamela Standard, 46, of Roebourne, and two dogs set off for a scenic drive about 11am on Friday, June 30, but became stranded when their car was bogged on a bush track.
Being out of phone range they camped overnight, but calls to a friend and police the following day were cut short because of lack of reception.
Karratha police acting officerin-charge Senior Sergeant Justin Tarasinski said with little information about whether the pair were injured or had supplies, they treated the alert as urgent.
Karratha officers spotted Ms Standard and Mr Harwood’s vehicle at 4.05pm and guided ground crews to their location to recover them, uninjured.
Sen. Sgt Tarasinski said the incident was a timely reminder to those heading out into the isolated Pilbara to detail their trip and tell others beforehand.