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

(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."

A message in the sand.
A message in the sand.   (Shutterstock)
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