Matthew Allen was feared dead by friends and family after setting off on a ‘survival mission’ last November, but the accountancy student was found two miles from his family home in Westleigh, north of Sydney by a couple of hikers.

He was in such a weakened state after a nine-week ordeal that he couldn’t move, reports Mail Online. He had survived on virtually no food and only a little water from a virtually-dry creek bed.

“He was not living under any shelter and was exposed to the full conditions since he was reported missing more than two months ago,” said Glyn Baker of Hornsby police.

“Anyone who is missing for that length of time in those kind of conditions… you wouldn’t expect to see them again.”Matthew is being treated for his numerous injuries, which police have said are ‘not life-threatening.’



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