.

A Belgian accent has sent police searching the Otways for what they mistakenly thought was a lost father and son.
The search began early Monday when emergency services received a call about a bogged vehicle and its lost occupants.
The caller’s phone ran out of power during the triple-zero call, prompting police to begin searching.
Police issued a call for public assistance on Monday, saying they were looking for a father and son who apparently set off bushwalking about 1pm Sunday.
Police thought the caller had said the pair was missing somewhere near Forrest Apollo Bay Road.
But later Monday a female staff member of a backpacker hostel called to say the subjects of the search might be three Belgian tourists who returned to their accommodation around 6pm.
“After hearing the reports of the search today, she wondered whether it may be the men police were searching for so contacted authorities,” police said.
“Police spoke to the Belgian trio … and confirmed one of them had called triple-zero after their car became bogged near Apollo Bay. They managed to get themselves free and return back to their accommodation, but did not inform emergency services.
The men were now “safe and well” on their way to South Australia, police said.

Comments are closed.

Your first stop before buying a home. View the whole picture.

More News

Bell Park designer Ali Rauf narrowly missed top place at the Melbourne Cup in a prestigious, invite-only fashion competition last ...

Bell Park pensioner Wolfgang Klemenz has returned to the pedals after two knee replacements, thanks to a Geelong-based electric bike (...

Performing half-naked on the streets was Jax Human’s first dance-step to a career as a male stripper. “I started ...

Geelong Revival organiser Nick Heath remembers a time when the waterfront car races were notorious for nasty crashes. “In those ...

Sing Australia Geelong’s members have brought back harmonies from across the country and the world, says group leader Mary ...

Gobble-gobble! Yes, it’s time for Indy readers to get their giblets out with the annual return of Geelong’s ...

Latest Sport

Local Cricket, by Jim Timberlake Three wins on the trot has moved the Geelong Cricket Club into the top eight, ...

On the Bite, by Chris Pitman With snapper season in full swing, Clifton Springs was a solid choice last week. ...

Barwon Heads surfers Ellie Harrison and Zeph Lamperd used their local knowledge to dominate the waves in tricky conditions at ...

Entertainment

Performing half-naked on the streets was Jax Human’s first dance-step to a career as a male stripper. “I started ...

Geelong Revival organiser Nick Heath remembers a time when the waterfront car races were notorious for nasty crashes. “In those ...

Sing Australia Geelong’s members have brought back harmonies from across the country and the world, says group leader Mary ...