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Perth family stranded in Simpson Desert set to be rescued by helicopter

A Perth family-of-four stranded in the Simpson Desert for five days are expected to be rescued by helicopter on Tuesday afternoon.

Orios Zavros, his wife Lindsey and their children Zoe and Zane ran into trouble when their Mitsubishi Canter became bogged on Friday in remote South Australia during a cross-country holiday.

The Zavros family had been travelling across Australia in their van. Credit:Facebook

Stranded around 150 kilometres northwest of Oodnadatta, the family set off their emergency beacon on Friday, but were told it could take crews up to two weeks to reach them due to the recent flooding in the area.

The family were uninjured and had food and water supplies in their van.

A SA Police helicopter with a pilot and paramedic on board commenced its flight to retrieve the family around 10am Tuesday.

They will be taken to a nearby town for assessment.

The bogged van.

More to come.

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