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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Tuesday night's weather for the west of the region
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