The mother of an eighteen year old student who was missing in the Australian outback for 3 days, said she 'sobbed and sobbed' when she found out he was alive.
Clare Derry was on a flight from Singapore to Australia when the captain came out to tell her the good news that Sam had been rescued.
Sam is on a gap year, and had disappeared while out running earlier this week. ITV News were the first people to speak to his mum when she landed in Australia.
Meanwhile, back here Sam's dad and sister were also celebrating the news, as Paul Brand reports.
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