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It’s a case of all’s well that ends well for 22-year-old Zachary Webb (pictured), who went for a wander at Huonbrook on Monday morning after an all-night drive from Sydney, and couldn’t find his way back to his car.

Zac’s mate, who had driven up with him from Sydney overnight, reported him missing on Monday afternoon after he woke up from a snooze at a roadside stop to find Zac had wandered off from the car and couldn’t be found.

Police and the Volunteer Rescue Association mounted a search on Monday, and were joined by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter yesterday, but the searchers failed to find him.

In the end, Zac ‘found himself’, walking into a house on Huonbrook Road at about 3.20pm yesterday.

He told local media, ‘I just went for a bit of a walk and somehow I lost my track and didn’t know where to look or what was where.’

Zac described his experience as ‘creepy’.

He said he encountered a few snakes and slept in some shrubbery but the worst thing was having to drink water out of a puddle.

Police said he was suffering from mild dehydration but was otherwise fine.


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