THE British backpacker, Sam Woodhead, who went missing in the Australian outback in Queensland, has been found alive and well.
The 18-year-old man went missing on Tuesday after he went for a run following work.
Mr Woodhead had been working on Upshot Station, 130 km south west of Longreach.
Authorities said he was safe and well apart from being sunburnt.
“From the information I have, he is in a safe condition, I guess, as good as he can be, having been stuck out in the outback in what is very, very harsh conditions at the moment,” said rescue helicopter spokesman Alex Door.
His sister Rebecca wrote on Facebook after finding out the news: “We have been told that they have found Sam!! We have no information on his condition or where he was found yet, so keep your fingers crossed.”
Mr Woodhead is thought to have become disorientated after going for a run. He had been on the station for only ten days at the time he went missing.
Authorities were worried he did not have an adequate water supply, and said he was very lucky to be alive.
Helicopters, planes, SES volunteers and police had all been called in to search for Mr Woodhead. Two SES members were treated for heat stroke during the search.