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‘Over the moon’: Grandmother elated after Perth family rescued in Simpson Desert

Gareth Parker
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Theo Zavros, mother of Ori Zavros who’s family was stranded in the Simpson Desert for four days, has described her relief that her son and his family had been rescued, saying she’s “over the moon”.

Ori Zavros and his wife Lindsey and their two young children Zane and Zoe set off an emergency beacon after their customised Mistubishi Canter became bogged in remote South Australia.

They were about 150 kilometres from the closest town, Oodanatta.

South Australia police sent a helicopter to the location, where they were picked up and flown to Coober Pedy to stay the night.

The vehicle remains stuck in the mud at the location, and it is not known when it will be recovered.

Ms Zavros said she was able to talk to the family on Wednesday morning.

“In fact as soon as they arrived in Coober Pedy they were on the phone saying ‘we’re here’,” she told Gareth Parker on 6PR Breakfast.

“They were welcomed by many locals … so it’s all good”.

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