Miss­ing cou­ple found af­ter three days safe and well

Mansfield Courier - - News -

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.”

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