Cold night for dirtbiker

A DIRTBIKER spent a cold Friday night in the bush when his motorbike broke down.

Police said the dirtbiker, a Maffra man in his 30s, was dirtbiking solo on Lower Block Track, north of Newry, on Friday during the day. He was expected back home by Friday evening.

When he failed to return by nightfall, his family, fearing the worst, notified police.

A search began, with police and the man’s family scouring the bush. The man’s family finally located him after midnight that night — cold, but otherwise unharmed.