Scrawled 'Help' Message Leads to Woman's Rescue
Australian was stuck for three days in national park
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2013 5:35 PM CDT
Updated Apr 13, 2013 12:58 PM CDT
A message in the sand.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An Australian woman was rescued in a national park last weekend after leaving two messages for help—one scrawled dramatically in the sand, the Herald Sun reports. Emergency crews went looking for Lynette Bond, 68, after a hiker found a three-day-old note in her broken-down vehicle. Rescuers then found her belongings on a trail, and an air crew spotted the word "HELP" in the sand with Bond lying beside it making a "sand angel," reports Australia's News Network. Said Bond from the hospital: "Think I'll buy a bicycle."

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Apr 9, 2013 1:14 AM CDT
Where's Brushman? Related? Stupid Aussies...
Apr 8, 2013 10:24 PM CDT
Glad the story had a happy ending. It reminds me of a single-frame cartoon I once saw where two rescuers in a helicopter are gazing at the ground far below in which the word HELP is scrawled. The loop on the P is slightly obscured, so one tells the other, "False alarm. It says 'HELF.' "
Apr 8, 2013 9:47 PM CDT
She obviously has a rare dry wit.