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Post by offthegrid on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 6:31 pm

Two prospectors missing on channel 9 news
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Post by aussie18 on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 6:37 pm

never good to hear, geez started early this year.
let's hope they have not fallen into a hole a zed owner didn't fill back in !!
seriously all the best for a quick and safe recovery to them

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Post by martinjsto on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 6:46 pm

prob just stuck in some mud somewhere and sticking it out till it dry's out a bit. never good to hear of these things and we should all take the opportunity to check our safety gear and vehicles thoroughly.

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Post by aussie18 on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 6:48 pm

agree martin, it has been a bit wet thru the goldfields, let's hope there just waiting it out

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Post by cruiser1 on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 6:53 pm

Yeah,just seen it on the news.Apparently around the Sandstone area.
Its another timely reminder for every one to have all there safety gear in order,epirbs phones,gps etc.
Lets hope it is a good outcome and all works out well.
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Post by Nightjar on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 8:21 pm

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/search-launched-for-couple-missing-in-wa-outback/story-fnhocxo3-1227288469105

Probably stranded in mud.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/wa/gascoyne/sandstone



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Post by wizman on Thu 02 Apr 2015, 8:43 am

Hoping for the best......

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Post by madmav on Thu 02 Apr 2015, 9:44 am

Most roads in and around Sandstone are currently closed or flooded, even the cops are unable to get out there by vehicle, hope they are ok but are probably just bogged or unable to get out
Take care all and a safe season for you all
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Post by Flouro on Thu 02 Apr 2015, 5:33 pm

Hi All,

We've been out for a week and been bogged 4 times already, the gravel roads around Leonora are covered in grass there's been that much rain and more cumin Sat, the main roads are open but as soon as you get off and go bush it's abit dicy

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Post by Bignuggs on Sat 04 Apr 2015, 3:55 pm

This is not looking good for them. Apparently their camp site has been found but no sight of the husband and wife.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-04/search-for-missing-prospectors-continue-sandstone-wa/6371060?section=wa




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Post by Nightjar on Sat 04 Apr 2015, 5:07 pm

Certainly doesn't look promising for a happy ending, just hope it isn't foul play?



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Post by martinjsto on Sat 04 Apr 2015, 5:12 pm

they had plenty of water and food at the camp so either they must of tried to walk out leaving two 4wd and even a quad in their camp, or they are lost out there together. all a bit strange but shows you how easy it is.
one thing to note is that they are quite inexperienced with only a few trips under their belt, highlights the importance of these forums and the shared knowledge and opportunity to go out with experienced people when you first start up.

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Post by Inhere on Sat 04 Apr 2015, 5:48 pm

martinjsto wrote:they had plenty of water and food at the camp so either they must of tried to walk out leaving two 4wd and even a quad in their camp, or they are lost out there together.  all a bit strange but shows you how easy it is.
one thing to note is that they are quite inexperienced with only a few trips under their belt, highlights the importance of these forums and the shared knowledge and opportunity to go out with experienced people when you first start up.
Doesn't sound good to me, they may be inexperienced but they had working vehicles, water and food. You need something extra
to be in trouble with those main things.
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Post by Guest on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 6:17 am

Hopefully all will turn out well and they will be found alive, seems as though they might have been detecting together and got lost or one of them has gotten lost and the other gone looking for them, but if that were the case then why was the quad still there?, my main concern is that there has been disappearances in the goldfields over the last couple of years from Menzies, Kalgoorlie, Meekatharra and the people still not found.

Its easy enough to get lost even for the experienced but with only two trips under their belts and being in a remote area is a recipe for disaster if you are ill prepared but they were obviously well equipped and had planned well, so something completely out of their control must have occurred as they would not abandon their camp, and had three vehicles they could have used to get to town if need be.

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Post by Evan2010 on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 9:48 am

I was told that their beloved great dane showed up at the van park very thirsty and exhausted. Does not sound good for the missing couple, but with the police and ses currently scouring the area near the Bellchambers mine, I hope they are found safe and well.

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Post by Bignuggs on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 12:03 pm

Latest report says the search is into it's 5th day and still no sign of them.
Awfully strange as no mention has been made about the dog.
I wonder if they did get lost and were trying to find a way back to Sandstone on foot.

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Post by offthegrid on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 4:15 pm

Police said they were alerted to the fact the couple was missing when their dog was spotted in town.

They said the dog walked about 25 kilometres into the town caravan park from the campsite, one week after the couple was last seen.

The dog had a microchip registered with the Town of Beverly and authorities were able to contact relatives and find out where the owners were.

When police visited the campsite, they found no sign of the couple and spoiled food indicated they had been missing for some time.

Specialist teams have scoured disused mine shafts in the area, but found no trace of the Kehlets.
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Post by Nightjar on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 5:34 pm

Report released 4 hrs ago.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-05/search-for-missing-prospectors-in-wa-enters-5th-day/6371796

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Post by picknshovel on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 5:46 pm

from the news report:
"a 4wd quad that was theirs has been located within close proximity to the campsite"(end quote)

just maybs..would of been a good idea to take the dog back to the quad, perhaps it would of backtracked
to where it was last with its owner. Dogs have a good memory and are smart like that.
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Post by Bignuggs on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 6:58 pm

I sincerely hope this finishes well for them but it's all a bit strange.
unfortunately I think we have another mystery on our hands.
Why would 2 People walk off from there camp ?
Why would the dog walk back to town ? that's providing it was with them all the time.
it just doesn't make sense.

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Post by Flying kiwi on Sun 05 Apr 2015, 7:42 pm

Hope they find em all ok,
Looks like they may have got bushed

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Post by Nightjar on Mon 06 Apr 2015, 5:43 pm

Now saying Raymond is an experienced bushman, there is still hope.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-06/missing-sandstone-prospectors-highlight-epirb-importance/6372344



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Post by CrazyPete on Mon 06 Apr 2015, 5:55 pm

cause i'm not living in western australia now are these people being searched for with the same intensity as graham was ?

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Post by Bignuggs on Mon 06 Apr 2015, 5:55 pm

Hmm, if he was an experienced "Bushman" then where are they and why no personal epirb to alert anyone.
A lot of people say they are "experienced", but are they.
I have a horrible feeling this will not end well. It's the time frame again. Too long since last seen.

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Post by martinjsto on Mon 06 Apr 2015, 7:01 pm

thats the problem cliff, people think because they have been camping all their life or lived in the bush they are immune to unforeseen problems. EVERYONE get a EPIRB please. dont care how much you know navigations by the stars or the sun or whatever just swallow your pride and get one b4 the next trip, i carry two of everything electronic safety equip (two gps and two epirbs) just in case and at least 4 sets of spare batteries.i also ensure i pick batteries from different packs as you may get a faulty batch and have a pocket full of duds. life is more valuable that any amount of gold.

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