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Boy survives 9 weeks in Australian outback

Posted on Wednesday, 30 January, 2013 | Comment icon 24 comments


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A teenager who went missing from Sydney has been found alive after surviving alone in the wilderness.

18-year-old Matthew Allen disappeared in November and despite a full police search, no trace of him could be found. His family were overjoyed when he turned up alive more than nine weeks after he first went missing, completely exhausted having survived the harsh Australian bush alone and unaided the entire time. His miraculous survival is being hailed as remarkable.

"He was completely exhausted, completely dehydrated, suffered significant weight loss, somewhere up to 50 per cent," said police inspector Glyn Baker. "He was suffering from partial blindness and he had leeches all over him. He was not living under any shelter and was exposed to the full conditions since reported being missing."

"Matthew Allen's family feared the worst after the 18-year-old disappeared in late November from Westleigh, near Cherrybrook in northwest Sydney and his mobile phone and bank accounts went untouched."

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Comment icon #15 Posted by Timonthy on 31 January, 2013, 12:40
He was only 1-mile from home when he was found after 9-weeks missing? Not saying that he was that close for the entire 9-weeks... likely not, but REALLY, I would have expected a little more from the search party. It's not the Amazon jungle there Haha it's not quite 'the outback' or 'the wild' either. Maybe he just wanted to try out a new fad diet... Seemed to have worked quite well. (I really think it is a sad story don't worry) Ohhhhh and that kid that walked out of the forest in Berlin made it all up: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/9333519/Forest-Boy-finally-identif... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by smokeycat on 31 January, 2013, 14:54
The problem is if you walk North you are walking into untouched bushland for around 600-800 kilometres which itself spreads out to an area approx the size of Florida or Great Britain. Great Britain's area size is much larger than Florida's (The UK is obviously even larger at around 1.5 times that of Florida).
Comment icon #17 Posted by Chooky88 on 31 January, 2013, 15:51
As an Aussie born and bred who loves in the country I feel There is a bit of BS on behalf of the kid. Sure he lost half his body weight but he was near civilisation, food and water taps. put him in real outback and he will be dead within a week like the rest of us.
Comment icon #18 Posted by stevemagegod on 31 January, 2013, 18:44
He must of been watching Man vs. Wild
Comment icon #19 Posted by ozman on 31 January, 2013, 22:10
The I shouldn't be alive - tv show team need to remake this boy's experience by interviewing him cuz it's a story I sure want to watch.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Major Payne on 1 February, 2013, 2:15
Great Britain's area size is much larger than Florida's (The UK is obviously even larger at around 1.5 times that of Florida). Just wanted to give an example for persons around the world Smokey. It is all approximation I am not saying one area is exactly the same size as another. Let's just say it's a "biggish" area.
Comment icon #21 Posted by smokeycat on 1 February, 2013, 13:15
Just wanted to give an example for persons around the world Smokey. It is all approximation I am not saying one area is exactly the same size as another. Let's just say it's a "biggish" area. :tu:
Comment icon #22 Posted by DingoLingo on 1 February, 2013, 16:18
They should have used an Aboriginal tracker. Like our Bushmen trackers in Southern Africa, they can track a lizard over rocks. We used them to track an air crash survivor that wandered off to nowhere. there are not many of those around the city area's.. you need to head right out bush to find a decent tracker these days..
Comment icon #23 Posted by chopmo on 1 February, 2013, 23:09
there are not many of those around the city area's.. you need to head right out bush to find a decent tracker these days.. Even then sometimes it's better to look harder, it's sad I have met some really incredible elders but they are a dying breed like people that use common sense or logic. To those who say it's on purpose, who the **** gets themselve screwed up with gangrene on purpose. If so that's punishment from the universe nuff said. Poor kid, I still do not understand how he got out there, there's probally 3 scenarios that I can think of and 2 of them are "odd" in my opinion and the oth... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by Xpeople on 3 February, 2013, 3:16
Great endurance


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