Lost family found in NSW outback


Just before midday (AEST) on 9 August, NSW Police requested the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) provide assistance to locate a missing family of four driving between Tibooburra and Broken Hill on the Silver City Highway, in north-west NSW.

AMSA’s Melbourne-based Challenger rescue aircraft was tasked to support the search.

Just before 5pm (AEST) the family and their bogged vehicle were located by a commercially operated helicopter from Moomba which was tasked by NSW Police.

All four people were safe.

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