Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Australia: Missing horse rider, Narelle Davies found alive, along with horse, after four nights - Full Story

May 8, 2018

A WOMAN who went missing after she set out for a solo horse ride near Mount Buller on Saturday was today found safe and well.

Narelle Davies spent four nights lost in rugged, freezing conditions and was forced to use her horse’s blanket to keep warm as temperatures dipped below zero.

The experienced horse rider lived off minimal food, including muesli bars and other items in an emergency pack.

The 52-year-old was last seen on Saturday by fellow campers at a campsite on Howqua Track, Howqua Hills when she left for a horse ride.

Ms Davies was riding her horse, Depict, in the area — about 220km from Melbourne, near Mount Buller — when she failed to return to the campsite.

The alert was raised and local police, air wing and SES crews started their search.

At 8.30am, volunteers found Ms Davies, along with her horse, Depict, close to the camp site where they went missing.

Senior sergeant Damien Keegan said police were investigating whether Ms Davies had a fall and hit her head causing her to be disorientated...

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