By Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 01:13 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 01:19 GMT, 2 December 2019
A woman who survived a traumatic fortnight stranded in Australia's unforgiving Outback saved herself by finding a water hole.
Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, is being treated in an Alice Springs hospital for dehydration and exposure after a traumatic fight for survival.
She was able to survive by boiling and drinking water.
Her two companions remain missing after their dual cab ute got bogged in a riverbed southwest of Alice Springs almost two weeks ago.
An air search will continue on Monday for Claire Hockridge, 46, and Phu Tran, 40, who set off with Ms McBeath-Riley on November 19, for a drive outside the central Australian town.
Tamra McBeath-Riley (left) has been found alive in the outback after the car she was in gpot bogged and she split apart from her two companions Claire Hockridge (right) and Phu Tran
Search efforts were ramped up with two helicopters deployed at dawn on Monday to cover a search area 23kms from the Stuart Highway.
Police say the 52-year-old survivor was found not far from the trio's