A large search and rescue operation took place in January 1992. Mrs Debby Holt of King Edward River Station noti?ed the Wyndham police that 32 ragged, exhausted Asians had turned up on her doorstep. They had been walking in the wrong direction for some 10 days and the remaining 24 were by then in serious trouble. Inspector Constable Calameri of Kununurra Station co-ordinated the search from the Holt homestead. Police of?cers and staff of the Departments of Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Health joined forces, while the Northern Territory Police provided a helicopter. The search by land and air took a week, ?nding individuals or groups of two or three people on a piecemeal basis. The last
was found on 25 January, he was 30 kilometres southwest of the King Edward River Station and had walked about 160 kilometres. The operation had lasted for 11 days and, amazingly, no lives had been lost.