A casual day spent fishing turned into a nightmarish saga for one couple in Australia this past weekend, when they found themselves trapped in a crocodile-infested swamp and were forced to etch “HELP” in the mud to grab rescuers’ attention.
During a fishing trip to the Keep River National Park in Australia's Northern Territory over the weekend, a young couple found themselves trapped in a particularly remote area known as Barra Hole, when their pickup truck became bogged down in a swampy marsh and wouldn't budge, according to an ABC News report. They grew concerned after seeing a bunch of crocodile tracks in the area and figured the rising tide may attract more ravenous reptiles.
“We were stuck on the marshland and we were right next to saltwater,” said Colin Nulgit, one half of the couple, in an interview with ABC News. “Earlier that day we saw two, three croc tracks -- they were about five, six meters long."
Since they evidently didn't have any cell service, they decided to sleep in their car that night in hopes that someone would eventually spot them. However, they didn't get much sleep on account of the fact that it's tough to catch much shuteye when a bunch of strong-jawed killing machines could be lurking just steps away.