Police update: Missing couple located in Southern region

Two people who were feared lost in the remote outback Central Australia have been located by family earlier today.

Northern Territory Police deployed a helicopter to conduct an aerial search of the Mt Doreen and Mt Singleton area yesterday after family members raised concerns for the welfare of the couple who failed to return from a hunting trip on Thursday night.

A family member located the pair safe and well about 130kms from Yuendumu around 4am today.

It is believed the two had been stranded after a fuel line on their vehicle had been severed after driving over a branch.

Northern Territory Police encourage anyone travelling to remote areas to ensure they advise family members where they are travelling and an estimated time of arrival or return.

Remote travellers are encouraged to purchase an EPIRB which can alert the relevant authorities in the instance the travellers become stranded or lost.

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