Grandson, 5, and grandparents found in bushland,Lerderderg State Park

Submitted: Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 19:33
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Just watched it on the ABC1...Weird situation,the Toyota had winch etc but said he could not get up the hill..

Yet i heard in the background the SES bloke said i just booted it up the hill...I wonder if it was a borrowed 4wd and he did not know how to use the Toyota,winch etc etc properly..

But it would hav been a huge price to pay had a fire been nearby especially what the States been through the last weeks..

Good ending though




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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 19:35

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 19:35
Saw that to, bit strange eh??
Wonder if they had the front hubs locked in??

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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:22

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:22
Have had similar situations before. A couple walked over an hour to get to our camp asking for help. We drove them up to their stuck car, hopped in, put it in low range & backed it out. All over in 60 seconds :-) Inexperience & a lack of training often leaves people unaware of a vehicles true capabilities.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:58

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:58
**Inexperience & a lack of training **

Hiya Craig

John saw the report as well and i think it must have been the above,the son in law or son might have said to his mother/father,yeah take my vehicle it has winch etc etc..(of course what i say is a complete stab in the dark).But it happens more than you think,people lending out 4wd's and the loaner assumes he knows how to use it.



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Reply By: Member - Paul Mac (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 09:08

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 09:08
Slightly changing the topic warfer.........how did your block survive the fires mate ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:47

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:47
Hiya Paul

Replied through members email..

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