The clever trick camper used to survive in bush for four days
A camper’s family have revealed the incredible way he kept warm while he was lost for four nights in rugged Victorian bushland.
Sebastian Orefors’ worried friends and family joined in a desperate search, fearing the worst after he vanished on Friday.
Delirious and dehydrated, the 23-year-old was reunited with his parents on Tuesday morning after being lost in the bush for 87 hours.
Incredibly, his only physical injuries were cuts to his arms and a sore foot.
His mother Catherine said one tactic was likely to have helped in his survival.
“What he did was walk at night and slept during the day, to keep himself warm, I think,” she said.
On Friday night the Sorrento local had wandered away from a group of friends on a camping trip at Wonyip.
He was lost for four nights and three days with just the clothes on his back and two phones, both of which had lost signal.
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“Absolutely remarkable,” Victoria Police Inspector Scott Brennan said.
“The country is very dense, very bushy, very hard to see that far ahead of you.”
On Tuesday Sebastian staggered onto a property at Toora North.
The family has thanked the police officers and volunteers from the SES and Bush Search and Rescue.
After a burger and some sleep, the man nicknamed “Mr Walkabout” by his friends is now well on his way to a full recovery.