Pair lost in Gibson Desert picked up by helicopter


A search and rescue helicopter has picked up a man and woman stranded in WA's remote Gibson Desert and is now flying them to Broome

Police made contact with the pair after a search plane dropped supplies to them, including a satellite phone.

The pair activated their Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) after their vehicle became bogged in an area more than 300 kilometres north-west of Warburton.

A search plane was deployed from Kalgoorlie at around 3pm on FRiday in order to search the area and the pair was found.

Police spokesman Samuel Dinnison said emergency services believed they had been travelling to Warburton in a Toyota Landcruiser.

"The PLB is registered and contact has been made with a relative of the PLB's registered owner," he said.

The state government has previously urged prospectors or those travelling in remote outback areas to purchase a Personal Locator Beacon, after missing travellers caused a number of headaches for WA's emergency services in 2013.

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