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A Victorian man has died after spending 24 hours missing in outback New South Wales.
Two men and a woman went missing around noon on Tuesday when their car broke down about an hour from Broken Hill.
Police say they received a triple-0 call that afternoon from a woman who said she was lost.
Stranded station worker dies in outback Qld
Updated Thu Nov 8, 2012 10:03am AEDT
Station worker Mauritz Pieterse has died and a colleague is recovering in hospital after they became stranded in 45 degrees Celsius heat just 16 kilometres from help in the north-east corner of the Simpson Desert, near Bedourie in western Qld.
Australian Outback Survival Rule #1:
Take enough water. The single most important thing, the only one that really matters out here, is water. Don't work on two litres per person per day, work on ten. As long as you have water you will live. Simple. You can never carry too much water, and you can't survive without. All your fire lighting, grasshopper cooking skills won't do no good if you run out of water. Got that?
Australian Outback Survival Rule #2:
Let someone know where you're going, and when you intend to be back. If nobody notices you missing, nobody will go looking for you. Even the biggest water reserves will run out eventually, and let's face it, grasshoppers may be a delicacy to some, but grasshoppers every day...?
Know thy vehicle. And know what it can and can't do. There are real four wheel drives, and then there are the toy four wheel drives for city slickers. A Toyota Hilux or Landcruiser is real, a BMW X5 isn't...