(Discovery) Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for around 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.

Police said a motorist picked up the bedraggled tourist on Thursday near Cooper Creek outside the town of Windorah.

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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.

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