Missing in WA Outback

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 09:47
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German newlyweds missing in WA outback
A newlywed German couple have disappeared just weeks after their elopement after taking on a challenging 4WD trail through the outback.
Hannah Moore
NCA NewsWire
August 6, 20209:14am

A friend of the couple said the pair were due to return to Perth very soon before heading home to Germany. Picture: InstagramSource:Facebook
A desperate manhunt is on to find a German couple who are missing in the Australian outback, just weeks after eloping to Western Australia.
Nathalie Eich, 26, and Benjamin Kress, 29, were married in Kalgoorlie on July 8 and were last seen at 80 Mile Beach on July 21.
They had told family members they were going to travel the Gibb River Rd in their silver 2002 Nissan Patrol, with Victorian number plates 1MF9YK.
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 09:49

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 09:49
I hope they are found well and healthy
The reports must be for two very different tracks: The "challenging 4WD trail" and the Gibb River Rd can't be the same.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 09:59

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 09:59
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The Gibb River Road could be described as "challenging" by some.

Here is a link to the actual news report.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 12:36

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 12:36
Challenging for a P Plater maybe :-)
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 22:03

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 22:03
So we can conclude from that article that they aren't actually missing Allan.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 13:07

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 13:07
Sad. Hopefully they are just having fun and haven't been able to charge or use their phones to make contact and will do so soon. I am not 100% sure how to interpret the information in the statement - what does "eloping TO WA" mean if you have a vehicle with Victorian plates - does this imply they came to WA across the border? Sounds like there's more to this story...

I had a call from the Carnarvon police last week making enquiries about another missing couple from NW WA - another international tourist this one from Ireland. I thought everyone would have had to go back home?

Our son has an international tourist friend who has been in Perth for a year and now his visa has run out and Australia is making him go back home - to America! Apparently, the Federal government pay his airfare!

There must be so many people caught up in this in all sorts of ways....
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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 15:49

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 15:49
The couple have contacted police to let them know that they are safe.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 15:57

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 15:57
That’s great news Graeme, thanks for the update
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Reply By: Dusta - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 16:57

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 16:57
surprise surprise tourists going into the outback without the neccessary equipment and wasting resources. Why are they even here still ?
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 18:53

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 18:53
Hey Dusty,
Do you know all the details?
Or just running off at the mouth?
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 22:09

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 at 22:09
Dutton might be making sure they can't leave without great difficulty Dusta, although they don't appear to be potential au pairs (boom boom):

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/i-am-on-prison-island-australia-s-travel-ban-tearing-families-apart-20200707-p559z4.html

https://www.smh.com.au/national/held-against-our-will-dutch-citizens-struggle-to-leave-australia-20200710-p55azh.html
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