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Three mates stuck in their broken-down $700 van in the remote Outback turn to the internet for help 

‘We hit a roo last night and are stranded’: Three mates stuck in their broken-down $700 van in the remote Outback turn to the internet for help

  • The group’s van broke down after it hit a kangaroo in remote Western Australia
  • Posting a message on social media, they promised to return the favour with cash
  • Other users, while too far away to give a lift, offered helpful tips for the travellers
  • The trio have been stranded for two days and are waiting for the car to be fixed

Three mates who were left stranded in a tiny Outback community after their van hit a kangaroo and broke down turned to the internet in search of help.

The three travellers were around twelve hours away from their destination of Perth on Friday night when the $700 vehicle struck the animal – breaking the van’s radiator.

Stuck at a roadhouse in Cocklebiddy, which has a population of just 19, the trio posted a message on social media asking for a lift and promised to return the favour.

Three mates (pictured) who were left stranded in a tiny Outback community after their van hit a kangaroo and broke down turned to the internet in search of help

Stuck at a roadhouse in Cocklebiddy (area pictured), which has a population of just 19, the trio posted a message on social media asking for a lift and promised to return the favour

Stuck at a roadhouse in Cocklebiddy (area pictured), which has a population of just 19, the trio posted a message on social media asking for a lift and promised to return the favour

‘We hit a roo and are stranded. This photo was taken before the incident as you can tell from our jovial manner,’ the Reddit post read alongside a picture of the friends in the van.

‘We are willing to repay with cold hard cash. Please send help,’ they added.

While other users of the forum-based website said they didn’t live close enough to lend the unfortunate mates a lift, they eagerly gave suggestions to help them on their way.

One user suggested trying another subreddit to find long haul truck drivers who might be making the same journey.  

A concerned commenter added police might be able to help them, while another told them to try and find a way to the airport in Esperance. 

‘Make a Tinder profile and you’ll probably have some luck,’ another user added jokingly, but the group responded by saying the nearest match was 160km away.

While other users of the forum-based website said they didn't live close enough to lend the unfortunate mates a lift, they eagerly gave suggestions to help them on their way

While other users of the forum-based website said they didn’t live close enough to lend the unfortunate mates a lift, they eagerly gave suggestions to help them on their way

A concerned commenter added police might be able to help them, while another told them to try and find a way to the airport in Esperance

A concerned commenter added police might be able to help them, while another told them to try and find a way to the airport in Esperance

The group posted a stream of well-humoured updates on their ill-fated journey during the day on Saturday to keep other Reddit users in the loop.

At around midday, the three friends said they were ‘having a few beers’ and ‘loving life’. 

The last update issued by the group told followers they had decided to stay the night in Cocklebiddy on Sunday night and wait until they could make their van roadworthy.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the group to find out how their journey has progressed.

The group posted a stream of well-humoured updates on their ill-fated journey during the day on Saturday to keep other Reddit users in the loop

The group posted a stream of well-humoured updates on their ill-fated journey during the day on Saturday to keep other Reddit users in the loop

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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