Mystery of missing bushwalkers solved

Monday, 19 June 2017 15:38

Police have identified three men who called emergency services after becoming bogged in the Otways yesterday which sparked a police search.

A short time ago police were contacted by a staff member at a backpacker hostel who said she had seen three men return back to the accommodation facility about 6pm last night.

After hearing the reports of the search today she wondered whether it may be the men police were searching for so contacted authorities.

Police spoke to the Belgian trio today and confirmed one of them had called Triple Zero (000) after their car became bogged near Apollo Bay.

They managed to get themselves free and return back to their accommodation but did not inform emergency services.

The men are safe and well and have continued their journey today to South Australia.

Leonie Johnson

Media Officer

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