An elderly couple who spent three days lost in Victoria’s high country have described how they survived on ‘bananas and a protein bar’.
Susan Beesley, 69, and Guy Beesley, 70, became disorientated during a road trip, with the alarm being raised after they failed to return home on Monday.
The couple were on a weekend away when they called family to say they were heading back but never arrived.
Mr and Mrs Beesley were found safe and well on Thursday morning after they set off from Mansfield bound for their home in Willung but became lost at Bull Plain.
Mr Beelsey spoke to media and described the ordeal as “pretty emotional but we got through it”.
The couple were led by Parks Victoria to the nearby town of Nicola about 11.20am where they were able to phone their daughter, Sharne Beesley.
“Thank you to everybody, everybody” an overwhelmed Mrs Beesley said.
The couple were relieved to return home and told media how they had managed to survive three nights in their car.
“We had water, we had six bananas, half a banana each each day, a quarter of a protein bar…” Mr Beelsey told Nine News.
The couple praised their daughter for raising the alarm when they didn’t return home.
“We knew our daughter was always pretty good but we didn’t realise she was this good,” Mrs Beesley said.
Rescuers had resumed searching for the Beesleys when a Parks Victoria officer pointed them in the right direction on Thursday.
"We understand there are a lot of unanswered questions, we are endeavouring to fill in the gaps," a police spokesman said.
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