Mystery as rescuers looking for two men missing in the Outback make a grim discovery – as their broken down Toyota Land Cruiser is found
- Byron Gibson and Messiah Young last seen on February 8 in remote Outback
- The two men, both aged 20, last seen in community bordering the NT and WA
- Search for men launched after their broken-down car was found on February 11
- Police said on Tuesday a man’s body has been found but identity is still unknown
- Search resumed Wednesday with police and the use of remotely-piloted aircraft
Rescuers searching for two men whose car broke down near a remote Outback Aboriginal community have discovered a body – but have yet to reveal its identity.
Byron Gibson and Messiah Young, both aged 20, were last seen on February 8 in the Docker River community on the Northern Territory’s border with Western Australia.
Their broken-down Toyota Land Cruiser was found on February 11 and police believe they were travelling across the border to the Wingellina Aboriginal community.
Byron Gibson (pictured) and Messiah Young, both aged 20, were last seen on February 8 in a remote community on the Northern Territory’s border with Western Australia
WA Police on Tuesday said one man’s body had been found after an extensive police search was launched for the missing men.
Police restarted the search for the two men on Wednesday with the identity of the discovered body still unknown.
‘Searchers, trackers and remotely piloted aircraft systems continued to search the area yesterday afternoon and worked late into the night,’ a spokesman said in a statement.
The pair’s broken-down Toyota Land Cruiser was found on February 11. Police said on Tuesday they had discovered an unidentified body in the search for the two men
‘The search has recommenced this morning with the assistance of trackers, police officers from Laverton, Kalgoorlie, Blackstone and Leinster, and remotely piloted aircraft systems.’
Police and SES personnel are conducting ground searches and an aerial search is being led by chartered aircraft and air wing officers.
Anyone with information on the men’s whereabouts is urged to contact police.