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Two Australian fishermen who disappeared and had not been heard from for days have been found alive

Two Australian fishermen who disappeared almost a week ago and have not been heard from since then are miraculously found alive after a large-scale aerial survey

  • Derek Robinson and Tony Higgins disappeared on a trip to Goolwa last week
  • A desperate search was launched after friends didn’t hear from them
  • Wednesday night, the pair miraculously raised the alarm, now awaiting rescue

Two fishermen who went missing off the South Australian coast six days ago have been miraculously found alive after a major search.

Derek Robinson and Tony Higgins disappeared on Thursday September 3 on a trip to Goolwa, from Coffin Bay near Port Lincoln.

They had only been on the road for a day when they encountered engine trouble.

The couple managed to contact a friend to inform them that their plans had changed and they would divert to nearby Kangaroo Island.

But nothing had been heard of since then.

A large-scale search was launched involving the police, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and members of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The crews spent days searching an area larger than Tasmania in an attempt to find the men.

Hours after the aerial survey was called off, the men managed to sound the alarm.

They float in Salt Creek, southeast of Goolwa, awaiting rescue crews.

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