ROUTE After their car broke down on a dusty, remote trail 300 kilometers northwest of Alice Springs, two teenagers, their three-year-old son and a 12-year-old boy just needed someone to go beyond and help.
Tragically, that help never came.
Without the mobile phone service, they left the car and started walking towards a remote community 18 km from where their vehicle was found.
Now, all four died.  On Friday, the quartet left Willowra for the community of Jarra Jarra on what is one of the worst tragedies of the Territory's hinterland.
The journey is about 114 km, or five hours drive on the Jarra Jarra Access Rd.  The couple's car broke about halfway through their journey.
The weather forecast shows temperatures in the area reached 39.9C on Friday, 41
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Wednesday, a passer-b I came across the bodies of the 19-year-old couple and their son.
It would come out that they would be discovered 4.5 km from their abandoned car, where food and water remains were found.
"The passer-by rushed to the Willowra clinic to give the alarm.
On Wednesday evening, family members informed the police that a 12-year-old boy from the same community had traveled with the young family, unleashing a desperate search for air and land for the missing passenger
Tragically, less than 24 hours later, the NT police confirmed that the boy's body had been found only 120 meters from the family perished.
The police must still to exclude the possibility that the car carried even more passenger discomfort.
"Although the police have no information suggesting that there are other passengers in the car, we will continue a search for precautionary land and air until we are satisfied that all areas of interest have been sufficiently ca
The Supt Nobbs said that the man who initially raised the alarm at Willowra Health Clinic would be It was a fundamental part of the police investigation.
He said the tragic accident was a sad reminder to take precautions when traveling on remote roads in the Northern Territory.
"This, unfortunately, serves as a reminder to anyone traveling on NT roads to ensure that when traveling the vehicle is in an appropriate state, that it has sufficient supplies including water and a first aid kit, and that someone is aware of your travel itinerary – when you plan to leave, to arrive and your planned routes, "he said.