A Victorian family stranded in the outback has arrived in Darwin thanks to a good Samaritan who embarked on a 2,000-kilometre round-trip rescue mission over the weekend.
Daryn Melrose, his wife and two daughters were driving from Gippsland to compete in the national minnow sailing championships when their car broke down at Tennant Creek.
Stranded on the side of the road with two small boats in tow, two disappointed daughters and nowhere to go, their week of driving and a year’s training suddenly seemed like a waste.
“We were right in the middle of the Northern Territory,” Mr Milrose told ABC Radio Darwin’s Adam Steer. Read on.