Backpacker 'drank own urine'
- Published: 16 Feb 2013 at 17.14
- Online news:
CANBERRA — A teenage backpacker drank contact lens fluid and his own urine to survive three days lost in Australian Outback scrubland in oppressive summer heat, his mother said.
British backpacker Sam Derry-Woodhead sits in a rescue helicopter as he is tended to by ambulance personnel, near Upshot Station, a cattle ranch 90 kilometres from Longreach, Australia. (AP Photo)
Claire Derry reached the bedside of her 18-year-old son, Sam Derry-Woodhead, on Saturday at Longreach Hospital in northeast Australia, where he is recovering from dehydration.
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