I have come across people stranded in their 4 x 4 in the desert and no one would stop to help them. The people we were travelling with thought I was crazy stopping to help them but I did it anyway, they said the car has no "tic tic" which we worked out was the fuel pump had stopped working. They just asked us to let their mob in the next town know where they were. We gave them 20l of water and some biscuits and headed off. They had shot a few Roos so had plenty to keep them going for a few days.
Something about this story doesn't quite add up to me... It may simply be a case of the unconventional journalism but I find it hard to believe that a man with the skills described and displayed (spearing eels etc) is unable to find his way out of a park which is frequented by dog walkers and Chinese people barbecuing their lunch... Sounds like an interesting adventure though!
Can anyone enlighten me as to what a "local savage" is?