Police find two bodies

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Police find two bodies
The bodies of two men have been found on the edge of Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert.

Police in the Pilbara town of Newman say the bodies were found at Cotton Creek, south of Telfer.

Senior Constable Greg Thomas says they were found by a station hand on Friday, but they were not advised until he returned to his homestead on Sunday.

He says the men are aged 21 and 42 and are from New South Wales.

"They are related, I believe they are nephew and uncle," he said.

Constable Thomas says a dead dog was also found near the vehicle.

He says the men were poorly equipped and did not have enough food, water or tools for such dangerous terrain.

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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:40

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:40
What annoys me is this $hit makes the news every so often and still people are stupid enough to head off ill equiped. I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for them... It's equivelent to going skydiving without a parachute...
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:49

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:49
$50 they were indigenous
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:52

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:52
Does that make it better or worse...? I'll see your $50 and raise you $100... Do you think this will be deleted?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 23:17

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 23:17
makes it common, whenever there is a search here in the goldfields it is a station wagon with 4 adults and 5 kids bogged in the bush, besides if it is deleted T wont care all hids posts get deleted anyway
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 00:39

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 00:39
This coming from a MAN with a spoon stuck to his nose?

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Follow Up By: Member - Landie - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 08:39

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 08:39
Davoe - My money says they were probably just fellow human beings that made a simple mistake that has cost their lives.

I hope they do delete this thread as in my mind there is no place in here for your type of comment!
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Follow Up By: niikki - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 08:43

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 08:43
50 buxs there indigenous... What kinda person are you betting on the nationality of the deceased ?..... does it really matter if there black white yellow or bloody purple... they died due to poor organization and lack of food and water....
i bet if they were indigenous they would have survived !!!!
so i'll take thatbet and raise you 100.....
Peace
Niikki
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 13:05

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 13:05
Sorry guys, that post was living proof that you shouldnt post at night while emptying the fridge. Got up this morning thinking a bit clearer and thought- whoops bet that got a few negative responses
sorry bout that
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Follow Up By: Member - Landie - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 14:02

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 14:02
Thanks Davoe,

Appreciate your follow up. I'll move on.....take it easy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:22

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:22
To anyone on this follow up offended by my actions last night, I have posted a reply below with an apology and my full view on the sympathy issue.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 21:21

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 21:21
Hey Blue (vic), parachute... parachutes are only for the pesimistic......
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Reply By: Member - Mike - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 23:29

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 23:29
2 people have died and what do we get from Davoe & Blue - true compassion - may it happen to your family - no I take that back - I think Even they would be ashamed your comments.
Mike
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Follow Up By: Patcher - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 05:54

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 05:54
My sentiments exactly.

Pat
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:23

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:23
I have posted a reply below with my expanded view and apology for the racial slant.
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 06:39

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 06:39
A lot of people out there shouldn't receive any sympathy based on some comments!

Those who don't take a break when they are tired
Those who speed
Those who use there phone, or anything else that distracts
and so on!!

We all have had time in our lives where we do something stupid (no disagreement that they were foolish) and think how lucky we were that there wasn't a worse outcome. But we never head out planning to do something that results in our own deaths!!

Surprised it has happened again, no I'm not. Suprised at some of the comments made on this site, sadly no I'm not!!

Sandy

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Follow Up By: Rob! - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 11:47

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 11:47
add to that

Those who smoke
Those that don't excercise
Those who drink
Those who don't get the flu vaccine.
Those who don't use sunscreen
Those who eat crap
Those who walk on a red light
Even those that give birth.

Every day we take risks that will eventually bring about our downfall. So, while this was a preventable death, just about every single one is.

It's sad to see how many people are prepared to throw the first stone.

R

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Follow Up By: johnsy1 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 13:22

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 13:22
C,mon guys we,re getting a bit precious now arnt we.without risk theres no advancement and in hindsight 20/20 vision only leaves the high moral ground for those that did nothing.
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Follow Up By: Rob! - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 13:33

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 13:33
That's exactly the point.

We all take risks everyday and one day it will all come unstuck and we will die, and then someone will say: "They have no sympathy from me because they should've known better"
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:24

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:24
I have posted a reply below with my expanded view and apology for the racial slant
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:13

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:13
That's about 6 people I can think of that have died in the Oz outback in the last 2-3 years..... ( the hoards of earlier ones I can't remember) ... many more have come damn close to expiring too.....bloody sad .... no excuse for any of it ..... BUT the worst think is that it will keep happening. As others have said, virtually all are down to plain lack of preparation."Luck" it is said is"that happy circumstance when preparation meets opportunity"- these people die when that situation runs in the reverse.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:19

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:19
Hmmmm......I will be out there in the same area in a couple of weeks.

Yes Truckster, it is dangerous leaving home sometimes. You only went for a short drive recently and broke down.

You should have checked that alternator before you left home!!! LOL
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 21:32

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 21:32
Willem. you just reminded me of my wifes GU 4,2 td 1999, its done 320,000ks and the alternator is still untouched..... how long are those damn brushes??? Having said that, i'll probably geta phone call from an irate wife tomorrow saying, " I cant trust you to maintain anything, can I"?... Michael.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:20

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:20
OK, not long home from work to find I've upset quite a few of you...

Lets deal with the "$50 they were indiginous" part... Poor judgement on my part, uncalled for and in bad taste. I was thinking at work today that this part may have offended and it clearly has. All I can do is apologise and hope you guy's will accept it as being sincere.

"This coming from a MAN with a spoon stuck to his nose" Relevance???? Have you never had a little fun with your family or friends?

I have no sympathy for the following reason:

This was NOT a "simple mistake", it was a ludicrously stupid and unforgiveable action. These two have brought a massive amount of grief to their own families and the people who found and had to recover them, and the reason why... Not enough fuel, not enough water, not enough food, a substandard map and a vehicle not nearly well enough equiped to tackle the journey.

All the information you require to plan and prepare for a well thought out trip and give yourself the best chance of returning home safely, is but a mouse click away...

I have a great amount of sympathy for the loved ones left behind, they are the only victims in my view.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 22:11

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 22:11
...a substandard map and a vehicle not nearly well enough equiped to tackle the journey.

was it a Yota was it?
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 23:26

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 23:26
No
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Reply By: kimprado - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:43

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 20:43
What the hell is wrong with you people. Two men are dead damn it. Show some compassion and respect for their families.

Very disappointed

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:25

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:25
Kim I dont think people HAVE to show simpathy . You either do or you dont , no set rule .

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 22:23

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 22:23
I've been out there a couple of times. Would never think of going without lots of planning, provisions and spares. they say it is not neseccary to tell the police anymore, but we still did, even tho we had VKS contact.
Without common sense it is even dangerous to walk to the corner shop.
My sympathy goes out to the family of the deceased but everyone has to use their brain as well. If you get my drift.
Bigbear
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