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Briton found alive

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 00:28

Feb. 17 - British teen rescued after being lost in the Australian bush for three days. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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British backpacker Samuel Woodhead said he felt fortunate to be alive on Sunday on Sunday (February 17) after he was released from Longreach Hospital in Queensland, Australia. The 18-year-old was lost in the Queensland outback for three days and survived by drinking his own urine and contact lens solution until he was rescued on Friday (February 15). (SOUNDBITE) (English) RESCUED BACKPACKER SAMUEL WOODHEAD, SAYING: "I just feel very fortunate to still be alive and to be standing here and I am just really grateful to all the guys that helped out and all the team." (SOUNDBITE) (English) RESCUED BACKPACKER SAMUEL WOODHEAD'S MOTHER, CLAIRE DERRY, SAYING: "My prayers were answered as far as I was concerned." His mother Claire Derry who flew to Australia to be with her son said she was relieved he had been found. Woodhead had been working as a farmhand in the state of Queensland. He went jogging on Tuesday (February 12) but got lost in remote bushland and became disoriented. Aboriginal trackers, and volunteers were involved in the search for him. Police said he was found by a helicopter rescue crew about 5.5 kilometres away from the station where he went missing.

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Briton found alive

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 00:28