Outback survival expert Bob Cooper said teenager Dennis Dear was lucky to be alive after his ordeal. “Your core temperature only needs to rise by 4C and you’re in danger of death,” he said.
“It’s serious. You’re heading towards a medical emergency and cardiac arrest.”
A survival kit small enough to fit in a pocket was left sitting at home when Mauritz “Mo” Pieterse and Josh Hayes set out on their fateful trip.
The holidays are just a few weeks away and it is often a time urban 4wd owners take their cars out into the country and desert regions.
A station worker has died and another has been found close to death after the pair became stranded in the Simpson Desert. Leading survival expert, Bob Cooper, tells Moyd and Loretta how to ensure this never happens.
SURVIVAL expert Bob Cooper says panic leads to fatal mistakes, writes SARAH HUDSON
It’s man’s greatest fear: lost, thirsty, hungry, in danger from fierce creatures, confronted with death.