Backpacker Sam Woodhead(left)
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Backpacker Sam Woodhead missing in Australian outback

A British backpacker has disappeared after setting out on a run in the Australian outback.

Sam Woodhead was reported missing from a cattle station in central Queensland after he failed to return two days ago.

Local authorities launched a hunt for the former Brighton College student, reported to be 18 and from Richmond, south-west London, amid fears he may have lost his way.

BBC London's Gareth Furby spoke to his father Peter Woodhead and sister Rebecca Woodhead.

  • 14 Feb 2013