Backpacker leaves hospital

The Richmond teenager, who went missing in the Australian outback for three days, has thanked his rescuers after being released from hospital.

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Missing backpacker found alive in Australia

A backpacker from Richmond in South West London who was missing in the Australian Outback for more than three days has been found safe and well. Samuel Woodhead, 18, disappeared from a cattle station in Queensland on Tuesday when he went for a jog.

A Queensland Police spokesman said Mr Woodhead was a little sunburned when he was found, but was hydrated and otherwise well. His family, who spoke of their concern to ITV News London yesterday, has been told.

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