Brighton gap year student found alive in the outback

Posted On 15 Feb 2013 at 7:06 pm

A former Brighton College student has been found alive three days after going missing in the outback in Australia.

Sam Woodhead, 18, got lost after going for a run while working as a jackeroo at a cattle station in Queensland.

Rescuers said that the teenager was lucky to be alive. He suffered sunburn and dehydration.

The youngster is a long-distance runner who hopes to train at Sandhurst to be an army officer.

He landed in Australia for a working holiday six weeks ago and has been at the outback station for less than a fortnight.

His family, from Richmond in southwest London, spoke of their relief.

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