Missing couple found after three days safe and well
MISSING for three days, Gippsland couple Guy and Susan Beesley were found safe and well last Thursday by a park ranger.
The ranger was led to the couple who had gone off track from the Jamieson-Licola Road and were found at Bull Plain by the Macallister River – a long way off the Jamieson-Licola Road.
Murrindindi Senior Sergeant Mark Hesse said the couple found their way to a spot where they could get limited phone coverage.
“They were in an area that had very little phone coverage so we only have enough information to say they are alive and well,” Snr Sgt Hesse said.
“We do know they got to a point where they could message their daughter to say they were alright and that led to them being found.
“The trouble we have in that area is the phone reception – most people there use landlines.”
Police urged Mansfield and Jamieson residents to notify them if they had seen the Beesleys or their vehicle.
From information gathered the pair had contact with a Mansfield contractor on the Monday afternoon about 3.30pm and had asked for directions to the Jamieson-Licola Road.
They were then seen around 4.30pm on the same day at Jamieson on the Licola Road.
When they had not arrived home on the Tuesday their daughter, who could not contact them by phone, contacted police with concerns as it was out of character and because of the length of time they had been missing.
At a press conference on Thursday, after they were found, Snr Sgt Hesse said the couple were being escorted into Licola by the park ranger.
“Where they have been or what they have been doing we do not know,” Snr Sgt Hesse said.
“The family have been notified and are overwhelmed.
“It is a great result all round.”