Missing backpacker found safe

A backpacker from Sussex who's been missing in the Australian outback since Tuesday, has been found safe.

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Sussex backpacker happy to be alive after rescue

A backpacker lost in the Australian outback for three days has spoken of his survival in temperatures reaching more than forty degrees. Former Brighton College head boy Sam Woodhead failed to return to a cattle station in Queensland on Tuesday.

His mother Claire Derry said he was 'within hours of death' when a rescue helicopter spotted his shorts, which the eighteen year old had put on top of an SOS signal. Here Sam speaks for the first time about his ordeal.


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ITV News speaks to mother of backpacker found after three days missing

The mother of a backpacker from Richmond, who's been missing in the Australian Outback for more than three days, has spoken of her relief after he found safe and well.

Eighteen year old Samuel Woodhead was reported missing in Queensland on Tuesday after he never returned from a jog. ITV News' Hannah Emerson-Thomas was the first to speak to his mother Claire, as she touched down in Australia to see him.


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