Mawson - Antarctica. Four men feared dead were found safe and well yesterday after their trip to Auster Rookery turned sour. The alarm was raised when the field party missed their second primary sked, and a rescue team of three was sent to look for them. The men were found about 15 kilometres east of Mawson beside their disabled vehicle.
Reliable sources say that beer carried by the field party froze, bursting the cans and leaking liquid into the Codan radio, which then became faulty. The leader of the rescue team, Godfather, commented later, "It's all a buggers muddle".