Two boys, aged 12 ad 17, sustained non-life threatening injuries after jumping from a moving train in Alice Springs yesterday morning.
Both were taken to the hospital.
Further inquiries by police indicated five other youth were travelling on the outside of the train with the intention of jumping off it, but had failed to do so as the train gathered speed.
Police were concerned for the welfare of the group and deployed a drone operator and mobile patrols in cars and on motorbikes to conduct sweeps of the rail corridor. Officers worked with railway employees searching areas along the track for the missing group.
At 10am the five were located at Hugh River and taken back to Alice Springs and into the care of their guardians.
Rail service provisions across the NT and SA area were disrupted for four hours.
Police investigations continue. No charges have been laid at this time.
– Police report.