Australia: searchers spend three days to locate British teenager in Outback

Posted on February 19, 2013 • Filed under: Australia, Tourist Missing

EXPERTS have called for increased awareness about the dangers of the Outback as rescuers question the motives of a British tourist who sparked a three-day search. Backpacker Sam Woodhead, 18, spent three nights living off his own urine and contact lens fluid, when he became lost on a jog from Upshot Station, 130km south of Longreach. More than 50 people searched a 450,000sq km zone for the British teen. Survival expert Bob Cooper said visitors must be told the Outback is life-threatening. “We need ourselves to be more responsible in our attitude to visitors, and visitors to the Outback, whether they’re from the city or overseas,” Mr Cooper said. Read Article

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