Off-road warning issued
Police are reminding people to follow safety advice when driving off-road in remote parts of the Pilbara after a land and air search for a woman who went missing after leaving a bogged vehicle east of Pannawonica last week.
Hazel Stafford, who works for Sodexo, was a passenger in a vehicle that became stuck about 20km east of the town on Wednesday and tried to walk back, but when no one heard from her, authorities became involved.
She was found alive about 1pm on Thursday, several kilometres from the vehicle, and flown to Karratha for a medical assessment.
The search involved the combined resources of police, the SES, and volunteers from local industry, graziers and the community.
Pilbara District Police Inspector Neville Dockery has advised people to stay with their car if they got into trouble, be careful if they had to drive off-road in remote locations at night, and drive to conditions.