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Lost German backpacker survives on flies in Aussie outback

Published on Mar 7, 2014 3:00 PM
 
German tourist Daniel Dudzisz taking a break during his trek around Australia, on Jan 14, 2014. Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for about two weeks in Australia's inhospitable outback on a diet of insects, police said on Friday, March 7, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP/RICHARD RAWCLIFFE 

SYDNEY (AFP) - Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for about two weeks in Australia's inhospitable outback on a diet of insects, police said on Friday.

Mr Daniel Dudzisz, 26, went missing in February south-west of Longreach in remote Queensland as he reportedly tried to walk solo more than halfway across Australia.

Police said a motorist picked up the bedraggled tourist on Thursday near Cooper Creek outside the town of Windorah.

Mr Dudzisz - who is diabetic and insulin-dependent - told police he waded through floodwaters and ate flies to survive his ordeal in the vast and wild outback.

 
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