British backpacker Sam Derry-Woodhead sits in the saving heli because he's given assistance to help near Longreach, Australia.(Photo: Angus Emmott, AP)Story Highlights
Sam Derry-Woodhead, 18, is recovering from dehydration
He decreased 33 pounds while lost, his mommy says
He drank contact lens substance and his private urine to survive
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) A British teenage backpacker drank contact lens smooth along with his own urine that will survive three days dropped throughout Australian Outback scrubland in oppressive summer time heat, their mommy said Saturday.
Claire Derry reached the particular bedside associated with the woman 18-year-old son, Sam Derry-Woodhead, on Saturday from Longreach Hospital in northeast Australia, where by he could be recuperating from dehydration.
She reported she scary the actual worst though flying from London's Heathrow Airport to be able to Longreach until she had been told during some sort of stopover inside the east coast area associated with Brisbane that results from a heli-copter had winched her son to help safe practices about Friday.
"He'd lasted on smooth from call lenses and his or her very own urine," Derry instructed Ten Network TV. He has been sunburned and experienced lost 33 pounds, your lady said.
Derry-Woodhead grew to become lost around scrubland whilst strolling Tuesday in close proximity to Upshot Station, a cattle hacienda fifty five mile after mile out of Longreach.
He had already been being employed with the hacienda for a lot less than not one but two weeks to be a novice cowboy recognized throughout Australia being a jackaroo.
Temperatures reached 104 degrees because about 50 searchers scoured that solid terrain around about three days. Two results obtained therapy with regard to heating stroke.
Alex Wright, that was component of the actual crew that rescued Derry-Woodhead, said we were holding fortunate to position your ex boyfriend in the woods four mile after mile coming from exactly where this individual became lost.
"We only occured to determine your pet when they ended up being bridging a clearing," Wright explained to Ten. "He's happen to be dehydrated. Everything with regards to him, each one of his or her features, seemed very sunken."
George Thomson, a further saving crew member, said Derry-Woodhead thanked these individuals right after being winched aboard the heli-copter and called for a popsicle.