The body of a lady found in the Australian outback was believed to be that of the third individual from a gathering stranded in the burning wild for about fourteen days, specialists said Wednesday.
Northern Territories Police affirmed the body is accepted to be that of Claire Hockridge, 46, who alongside two mates got stranded around 57 miles south of Alice Springs Nov. 19 when their vehicle got stuck in a dry riverbed.
Hockridge’s accomplice, Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, was safeguarded Dec. 1, while their buddy Phu Tran, 40, was found alive Tuesday in what was being hailed as a wonder endurance story.
NT Police Superintendent Pauline Vicary told journalists in Alice Springs the lady’s body was discovered 5 miles from a thruway that Hockridge and Tran were attempting to reach. The pair had isolated from McBeath-Riley during the trial in an offer to discover help.
Tran was found alive by a dairy cattle farmer close to Stewarts Well while McBeath-Riley was saved by helicopter Sunday not a long way from where the gathering’s vehicle had been relinquished in the Finke River. A note left on the windshield prompted her area.
Vicary said specialists got worried after Tran’s salvage that Hockridge had come up short on water, yet had held out any desires for her endurance.
Claire Hockridge’s sister, Sarah Hockridge, said relatives were depleted after the difficulty, including, “Despite the fact that Claire has passed on in horrendous conditions, we are happy that Tamra and Phu have been discovered fit as a fiddle, and we are amazingly appreciative to everybody who was associated with that.”