Lost tourists found in remote Australia

The two Swiss tourists were found near the Gibb River Road (pictured), after walking for three days. Photo / Thinkstock
The two Swiss tourists were found near the Gibb River Road (pictured), after walking for three days. Photo / Thinkstock

Two Swiss tourists missing since Saturday in remote northern Western Australia have been found alive and well after walking for three days.

Gerald Augsburger, 62, and his 61-year-old wife Lotti were due to check out of their accommodation in Kununurra on Sunday morning, but they didn't appear at reception.

A land search and rescue operation was stepped up on Tuesday, with searchers also taking to the air.

The tourists were found by two Wyndham residents on the Gibb River Road, about 5km east of the Pentecost River, which is about 100km from Kununurra.

Police said their four wheel drive vehicle became bogged on the Karunjie Track on Saturday, and the couple spent the next three days walking along the Pentecost River to the Gibb River Road.

Their rescuers brought them to the Kununurra Police Station, and they were taken to the Kununurra District Hospital for medical check-ups.

- AAP

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