Sign in the sand led to rescue from crocs

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A rescue on a beach in Australia brought an end to a 26-hour ordeal in the crocodile-infested area.

Shantelle Johnson and Colin Nulgit were on a fishing trip in the Keep River National Park when their utility vehicle got stuck in the mud. They tried to dig it out but nothing was working.

After spending the first night in their car, the tide started to rise and they grabbed everything including their dog and moved about 100 feet from the car.

In desperation, they scratched the word "help" into the mud, according to the Western Australia Police.

Saw the smoke from their fire

Newsweek reports that the couple had little food with them but had enough water and told their family where they were going and when they would be back.

An air rescue team saw the smoke from their fire and the sign in the mud.

Mr Nulgit told Newsweek: "When they came a bit lower to the ground, we jumped out of the car and started to wave them down. It was overwhelming, emotional yeah... we were pretty happy that we'd made it."

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