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    Default Urgent need help: Friend stuck in water in moreni botswana

    UPDATE: THEY ARE SAFE!!

    Hi guys,

    I need urgent help please.

    My mate just sms'd me he has been stuck in the water for 4 hours in Moreni Botswana. He contacted the park, but says they are useless.

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    ANYONE ABLE TO HELP, OR TELL ME WHO I CAN CONTACT TO TRY AND HELP PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP.
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    Is he stuck or ingested water?


    Best to call Mac in Maun or someone else who does recoveries. If the vehicle is damaged its going to need taking back to Maun for repair anyway (rather than just pulled out of the water). Mac's number is 7130 3788


    If he's just stuck (no damage) calling for a recovery from Maun is going to be an expensive way of getting unstuck... but then the only other option is sit and wait



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    Hi

    I am trying to make a follow up and will inform you soon if iget hold of anyne to help them , it probaly has DWNP

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    Thats the Moremi area near lion den Pan

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    Got help from Johan Maree's wife. She contacted someone in Maun and they are on the way to help.

    The 4x4 is stuck in water, we are communicating via satphone sms, not much more info.
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    That was quick then, issue dealt with within 15 mins of posting on forum



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    +1 for Satphones?

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    From what I gather the place he's stuck is within a couple of 100 meters (as the crow flies) from Third Bridge Reception (maybe 30 min drive from there).

    Call the guys on duty with this number (+267) 683 0089 or 683 0090
    Rings at the reception for 3rd Bridge camp site.

    Okay, seems sorted then:
    Never mind, a day stuck in Moremi is still better than a day stuck in office.
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    I HAVE SENT SOMEONE TO HIM
    I received a text message and have since sent someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraleegoosen View Post
    I HAVE SENT SOMEONE TO HIM
    I received a text message and have since sent someone
    Thank you, I have been informed. Please keep us posted on the outcome,
    I am not getting any more sms's from him.
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    Will do.
    I've got a vehicle from Third bridge going to assess how bad it is - and possibly bring them back to Third bridge while they wait for the vehicle here to reach there (if they cant pull them out with that vehicle). I'll let you know later what transpires.

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    I had a look, theres no-one at the co-ordinates you quoted, just water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damdan View Post
    I had a look, theres no-one at the co-ordinates you quoted, just water.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Damdan View Post
    I had a look, theres no-one at the co-ordinates you quoted, just water.
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    Am surprised that at this late in September that water is an issue that far southEast in Moremi

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossJ View Post
    Am surprised that at this late in September that water is an issue that far southEast in Moremi
    Ross here at Dijara as well .It is all the overflow water from the Khwai and other smaller rivers that are fed from the Delta that are pushing into the bush making small or large channels
    The water here on the Maun ,Mababe road is scary .

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    Puma

    Although not scientific

    Stick a marker in now
    Maybe redo in 2 weeks if the level rises

    And again in a months time

    I would have said that at this time of year - besides ground clearance -
    That any vehicle wouldnt need a snorkel unless near the xaka area and the edge of the panhandle

    Suprising as the posts are saying the savuti channel is dry

    Unless things have moved again in terms of the plates

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