Australia man missing for 18 days survived on mushroom.

A man who was missing in Australia for 18 days has been found after surviving on mushrooms and dam water, police say.

Search efforts launched after Robert Weber, 58, went missing in the state of Queensland were called off this week.

But police said he had been found near a dam on Sunday by a “property owner”, who has been identified in Australian media as a local politician.

Mr Weber was “suffering exposure to the elements” but otherwise safe and well, police said.

Before Sunday, he had last been seen leaving a hotel in the town of Kilkivan with his dog on 6 January. He ran into trouble when his car got stuck in dirt on a farm road.

Map: A map of Australia, showing Queensland and the town of Kilkivan

Police said Mr Weber spent three days in the car before running out of water and setting off on foot. He then became lost but remained near a dam where he survived by “sleeping on the ground, drinking dam water and eating mushrooms”.

Source :BBC

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