This photo taken on January 14, 2014 at the Eulo General Store in southwest Queensland and received from Richard Rawcliffe shows German tourist Daniel Dudzisz taking a break during his trek around Australia. AFP PHOTO/RICHARD RAWCLIFFE
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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 Friday.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.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.Henderson said police became worried when Dudzisz set off from Windorah on February 17 heading to Jundah, about 90 kilometres (50 miles) away, in the path of floodwaters, and was not seen again.Dudzisz spurned medical treatment when he returned to Windorah.In a February 6 interview with the southwest Queensland weekly Warrego Watchman, Dudzisz admitted his marathon hike was "quite hardcore".
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