British teenager survives 3 days stranded in Australian outback

Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-16 18:55:30-05

A true story of the will to survive comes out of Great Britain today.

A teenage backpacker is alive and with his family after being lost in the Australian outback for three days.

Sam Derry-Woodhead is recovering in the hospital after having to go to extreme measure in the deadly summer heat. including drinking contact lens solution and his own urine.

The British teen lost 33 pounds and suffered extreme sunburn. but he is expected to be just fine.