The couple whose car got stuck in a crocodile-swamped swamp is rescued after writing & # 39; HELP & # 39; in mud

Suppose whose car got stuck in the Australian crocodile-infected swamp was rescued after writing & # 39; HELP & # 39; in giant letters in the mud

  • A couple whose car got stuck in a swamp-damaged swamp has been rescued
  • Shantelle Johnson and Colen Nulgit bogged down their car in Keep River National Park
  • They were unable to free the car and were forced to spend the night in the swamp
  • The pair was finally saved after writing the word HELP in the mud

A West Australian couple whose car got stuck in a crocodile-stained swamp was rescued after they & # 39; HELP & # 39; described in large letters in the mud.

Shantelle Johnson and her partner Colen Nulgit got stuck in a swamp during a fishing trip to the Keep River National Park in the Northern Territory on Monday.

They tried to free the car by digging around the tires, but eventually they gave up and were forced to spend the night in the swamp.

Shantelle Johnson (left) and her partner Colen Nulgit (right) got stuck in the swamp during a fishing trip to the Keep River National Park in the Northern Territory on Monday

Shantelle Johnson (left) and her partner Colen Nulgit (right) got stuck in the swamp during a fishing trip to the Keep River National Park in the Northern Territory on Monday

Mrs. Johnson (left) and Mr. Nulgit (right) tried to free the car but eventually gave up and were forced to spend the night in the swamp

Mrs. Johnson (left) and Mr. Nulgit (right) tried to free the car but eventually gave up and were forced to spend the night in the swamp

Mrs. Johnson (left) and Mr. Nulgit (right) tried to free the car but eventually gave up and were forced to spend the night in the swamp

Nulgit told ABC News that they didn't sleep much because they had seen crocodile tracks in the neighborhood and were afraid that the flood would bring the reptiles out.

& # 39; Earlier that day we saw two, three crocodile tracks – they were about five, six meters long & # 39 ;, said Nulgit.

The couple spent the first night in the car, but when the tide began to rise, they took their possessions, including their dog, Ace, and pulled away from the car.

While they had told relatives where they were going and when they could expect them to come back, they had very little food and little water.

Eventually the couple realized that they had to take matters into their own hands if they wanted to be saved.

They managed to start a fire and gave the word HELP in the mud to attract the attention of passing planes.

& # 39; I think we were both upset, but I had to put on my big boys' boots and stay calm and also keep myself calm, & # 39; said Nulgit.

The pair was finally saved after they & # 39; HELP & # 39; pronounced in large letters in the mud

The pair was finally saved after they & # 39; HELP & # 39; pronounced in large letters in the mud

The pair was finally saved after they & # 39; HELP & # 39; pronounced in large letters in the mud

The couple spent the first night in the car, but when the tide began to rise, they took their possessions, including Ace the dog, and pulled away from the car

The couple spent the first night in the car, but when the tide began to rise, they took their possessions, including Ace the dog, and pulled away from the car

The couple spent the first night in the car, but when the tide began to rise, they took their possessions, including Ace the dog, and pulled away from the car

After more than 24 hours, the quick thinking of the couple finally paid off when they were noticed by rescue workers flying over.

The Kununurra police later praised the couple for how they dealt with the situation, including staying with their vehicle and letting family members know about their whereabouts.

Acting Sergeant Dean Andrzejaczek told the publication that the couple had not told their family where their fishing trip would go.

& # 39; It is always a good idea to tell the family where you are going and what time you are expected & # 39 ;, said Sgnt Andrzejaczek.

Daily Mail Australia contacted Ms. Johnson and Mr. Nulgit for comments.

Mr. Nulgit said they didn't sleep much in the swamp because they had seen crocodile tracks nearby

Mr. Nulgit said they didn't sleep much in the swamp because they had seen crocodile tracks nearby

Mr. Nulgit said they didn't sleep much in the swamp because they had seen crocodile tracks nearby

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