Monday, January 28, 2013

Matthew Allen Spent Nine Weeks Missing In Bushland

A teenager feared dead after he went missing from home for nine weeks has been found exhausted and dehydrated after wandering in dense Australian bushland.

Matthew Allen, 18, had lost half his body weight, was covered in leeches and insect bites and was suffering from exposure-related injuries when he was discovered by hikers who called police.

Acting police inspector Glyn Baker said: "He was completely exhausted, completely dehydrated, suffered significant weight loss, somewhere up to 50%. He was suffering from partial blindness and he had leeches all over him.

http://news.sky.com/story/1043684/missing-oz-boy-spent-nine-weeks-in-bushland