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Stranded truckie found by NT police

Doomadgee Police and Bowthorn Station driving to locate a stranded driver.
Doomadgee Police and Bowthorn Station driving to locate a stranded driver.

IT WAS a lucky day for one truck driver who became stranded hours from help when travelling to Fish Creek in the Northern Territory.  

The 65 year-old truck driver was travelling to Fish Creek to install solar panels when he became bogged in a creek bed on an isolated road.  

Prepared the driver contacted his employer by satellite phone and he alerted Police with GPS coordinates of a possible location.  

stranded trailer found in the creek bed.
stranded trailer found in the creek bed.

Police found the driver and his truck and trailer approximately 2.5 hours away from Doomadgee just over the Northern Territory border.  

With help from members of Bowthorn Station, Police were able to tow the vehicles from the creek bed.  

Due to time constraints the stranded driver was transported back to Doomadgee township to stay overnight.  

The driver was in good spirits and thanked Police and Bowthorn Station for their efforts.

Topics:  northern territory search and rescue truckie

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