Police press conference on second person being found alive after trio go missing in Australian outback

The second of three people missing in the Australian outback for nearly two weeks was found alive on Tuesday morning (December 3), the Northern Territory Police said. Phu Tran was discovered by a pastoralist at Palmer Valley Station, located about 50 kilometres south of Stuart Well. Tran had set out from Alice Springs with Claire Hockridge and Tamra McBeath-Riley to go off-road driving near Chambers Pillar on November 19. Their car became bogged in the Finke River, and despite numerous attempts over several days, the trio could not free the car. They survived off six litres of water, 10 iced vodka cans, a packet of noodles and some scotch finger biscuits, local media reported.