This FAQ is empty. In some places I just wanted our favorite outback menace, Mick Taylor, to come out and save this trip. (2019). She was airlifted to hospital where she received treatment for dehydration and is recovering. The couple's disappearance and deaths resulted in "a crisis of confidence in north Queensland's dive industry" and resulted in tighter mandatory safety regulations for diving boats in Australia. Stay Home, Watch Horror: 5 Vicious Vampire Movies to Stream This Week, From ‘The Strangers’ to ‘The Dark and the Wicked’, the Bleak History of Bryan Bertino’s Films, The Top 10 “Treehouse of Horror” Segments Based on Movies, Watch: Murder, Vengeance, and Evil Crabs!? A father faces a personal crisis when he discovers his estranged son fleeing a botched drug deal. Their disappearance is detailed in the podcast, Casefile True Crime Podcast in the episode Case 133: Tom & Eileen Lonergan. The 52-year-old went missing on November 23 while driving a four-wheel truck near Alice Springs with partner Claire Hockridge, 46, and friend Phu Tran, 40. Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, and the dog, Raya, were found alive on Monday after police discovered the group's car bogged down in a river bed during an aerial search of the area. Their whereabouts are unknown, though both are presumed dead.[3]. Director: Mike Green. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. It's a slow melodrama and it pokes holes in the already not-so-stable grit of "Outback", but in return it prompts sympathies from the audience, as it is indeed quite human. “When they [the rescuers] came a bit lower to the ground, we jumped out of the car and started to wave them down,” Nulgit. She said the pair have a car GPS system with them and a compass, and were heading in the direction of Stuart Highway, around 13 miles from the watering hole. On November 28, five days after they got stuck and fearing that rescue was not coming, Ms Hockridge and Mr Tran decided to set off in search of help. As night falls, they must spend the night in the bush without food, water, or weapons, surrounded by snakes, scorpions, and wild dogs. No winner has been declared in the 2020 U.S. election. Three friends went missing in the Australian outback … When their GPS … A massive air and sea search took place over the following three days. Outback An Australian couple was rescued from the crocodile-ridden outback after they started a small fire and etched “help” in the mud, hoping to catch the attention of search crews. As night falls, they must spend the night in the bush without food, water, or weapons, surrounded by snakes, scorpions, and wild dogs. America Votes 2020: Is there a path to unity in a seemingly divided America? Wade and Lisa head to Australia hoping to recharge their failing romance. Family members reported their disappearance after several days of no contact. Thomas Joseph Lonergan (born December 28, 1964)[1] and Eileen Cassidy Lonergan (née Hains; born March 3, 1969)[2] were a married American couple who were mistakenly stranded in the Coral Sea off Australia's northeast coast on January 25, 1998, during a group scuba diving trip on MV Outer Edge. On Monday, Kununurra police coordinated an air-search for the missing couple. The film had its international premiere at the Celluloid Screams film festival back in 2019. McBeath-Riley stayed close to the car, while Hockridge and Tran took a GPS-enabled device and compass and set off in the direction of a highway about 12 miles away, Pauline Vicary, Superintendent of Alice Springs Police Division told a press conference on Dec. 1. "[5], Several theories were suggested surrounding their disappearance. To anyone who can help us: We have been abandoned on A[gin]court Reef by MV Outer Edge 25 Jan 1998 3pm. the scorching sun and the smaller dangerous outback inhabitants. Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52 and Claire Hockridge, 46 went missing on Nov. 19 during a drive into the Outback with their friend Phu Tran, 40 and dog Raya. A woman who was stranded in the Australian Outback for nearly two weeks has told how she survived by drinking from a cattle watering hole while eating packs of biscuits and beef noodles. When a routine traffic stop results in the unexplained, grisly death of her colleague, a cop (Mary J. Blige) realizes footage of the incident will play for her eyes only. Tamra McBeath-Riley (left) has been found alive in the outback after the car she was in got bogged and she split apart from her two companions Claire Hockridge (right) and Phu Tran. A little lame, if you ask me. Facebook An American couple on vacation in Australia becomes hopelessly stranded in the harsh environment of the outback. Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52 (left), has told how she initially drank cans of iced vodka after her 4x4 got bogged down in the Outback two weeks ago, before she stumbled upon a cattle watering hole. Australia is hot, so hot, and full of animals that won't hesitate to munch on you. Help!!! GETTY. The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s. An Australian couple was rescued from the crocodile-ridden outback after they started a small fire and etched “help” in the mud, hoping to catch the attention of search crews. Ms McBeath-Riley was found on Sunday near the watering hole and has been taken to hospital, but Ms Hockridge and Mr Tran are still missing after they walked off in search of help. “We were pretty scared and worried, but we were just hoping someone would come.”. Eileen's writings had expressed concern for her well-being, given Tom's "death wish". [World of Death], James Duval, C. Thomas Howell and Ray Wise Star in Monster Movie ‘Beast Mode’ [Trailer]. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. We've seen all kinds of menacing outback stories, their villains include weather, snakes, crocodiles, psycho killers and even ghosts. With Lauren Lofberg, Taylor Wiese, Brendan Donoghue, Kym Cramp. Eileen's father, John Hains, later said that he suspects the couple ultimately became dehydrated and disoriented and in the end succumbed to drowning or sharks. Cast: Brendan Donoghue, Lauren Lofberg, Taylor Wiese. [12] He was later found not guilty,[13] but his company, Outer Edge Dive, was fined after pleading guilty to negligence and went out of business. "Two weeks’ survival is insane. The results of this nightmare left Wade dead and Lisa nearly so, only surviving after being found on the brink of death by a farmer. “The lengths people go to save their loved ones are portrayed in a tragically touching way as time is quickly running out for a stranded couple,” explains the press release about the film from director Mike Green. The 52-year-old went missing on November 23 while driving a four-wheel truck near Alice Springs with partner Claire Hockridge, 46, and friend Phu Tran, 40. Outback isn’t a perfect film, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a good script that been well executed and brought to life by good actors and a tight crew. Police eventually found Ms McBeath-Riley on Sunday after a tip-off from a local that he had spotted tyre tracks in an area they had not previously searched. We mostly survive heat, desert and dryness in this one.I can say that despite the slow pacing, it didn't require much dedication to keep being in it, but there are plenty of questionable parts, plenty of underwhelming turns, and once again I must say it's a case of "it's lesser than the sum of it's good parts". At the time, it was suggested that the Lonergans might have staged their disappearance. Phu Tran, 40, was found after two weeks missing in the Australian Outback, where he drank ground water to survive. Hilarie Burton Morgan Will Play Negan’s Wife Lucille in Upcoming Episodes of “The Walking Dead”! Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52 and Claire Hockridge, 46 went missing on Nov. 19 during a drive into the Outback with their friend Phu Tran, 40 and dog Raya. Ms McBeath-Riley told the ABC how she had been going for an afternoon drive with her partner and friend on November 23 when their car became bogged down in the dry bed of the Finke River, around 70 miles to the south of Alice Springs. Taco Bell daily. They also dug a hole underneath the car to provide shelter during the day, since there were no trees where they were stuck, and slept in the vehicle at night when the temperature dropped. Speaking with CNN, the man said it wasn’t until about 4 a.m. on Monday when the couple found a fence post and used it to carve “help” in the mud, hoping to catch the attention of a passing plane. "It doesn’t happen.". 'The quickest way to get found was to walk, and it's safer if there is two.'. Though I gave it all but 20 minutes, in my research I found lots of stories about missing persons, deaths and survival adventures in the outback, but not a single one that could be what "Outback" is based on - even though there's a fair amount of usable information presented in the movie itself, information that's passed as true in our non-fictional world.Big part of the movie is also about the couple's relationship problems, the values of love and being with your loved ones. 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Plus, see what some of your favorite '90s stars look like now. At the time of the incident, the couple had recently completed a two-year tour of duty with the Peace Corps at Funafuti atoll in the small South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu and were repeating that work in Fiji.[5]. The two men embark on a violent odyssey that grapples with themes of fatherhood, family and fate. Queensland's government also introduced stiffer regulations, among which was the requirement that captains and dive masters independently confirm each head count.[8].