18-year-old Australian Matthew Allen spent nine weeks in the forest, not wanting to go home. Judging by the state in which an adolescent, he had all the time did not eat anything, a little drunk, and was kept in the open air, while Australia is experiencing record heat.
Came across a young man who disappeared two tourists vacationing in the local forest. Exhausted, bitten by insects, covered with leeches, and "lost sight" teenager lying in the bush of wild bushes just two kilometers from his home and 200 meters from the houses. Travelers immediately called an ambulance and the police. According to doctors, Matthew was severely dehydrated, had lost half the body weight and weighed 40 kilograms. In addition, the young man is half blind, and on foot, he had a gangrene.
Was in a state of shock, Matthew brought into the open, where it took the helicopter and taken to hospital. While a teenager can not talk, the doctors are surprised not only how he managed to remain undetected in the woods, popular with tourists, but also how he survived without a roof over their heads, while the air temperature in the region has warmed up to 46 degrees. In addition, Matthew had no food and water.
As suggested by the Australian director of the school climbing Glen Nash, a teenager is likely to drink water from a stream, which, incidentally, was contaminated with municipal waste. When Matthew found the tourists, the pond is almost dry. He could also eat frogs and fish from the same stream, though, most of all, he was starving, writes The Australian.
Why the boy ran away from home — is unknown. As one of the friends of the Australian, "Matthew wanted to get away from my old life and did not want to be found." Parents comment on the behavior of teenage boy refused, saying only that "now they only think about their son recovered," said The Telegraph.