Queensland mum found after seven days lost in bushland
A Queensland mother-of-three has been reunited with her family after seven days lost in remote South Australian bushland.
Julie Schutt was found wandering out of scrub on Sunday morning, 10 kilometres from where she disappeared, asking for a drink of water.
Her husband Clifford Schutt received the phone call telling him his wife had been found alive this morning.
"At that point I lost complete control of myself," he said.
"It took me a couple of minutes to pull myself back together."
They were on holidays when Julie disappeared from the small town on the state's Eyre Peninsula.
The couple was reunited this morning a week after the mother vanished.
"We both just smiled," her husband said.
"I can't remember exactly what I said but we were just happy to be there."
Her family said she had gone for a walk to clear her mind and had somehow lost her way.
"No food and very little water," her husband said.
"She was just walking trying to find her way out. She was trying to walk towards noise."
A week-long search through dense bushland and properties surrounding the town of Streaky Bay yielded no sign of the mother until Sunday.
Her husband offered "a huge thanks" to the emergency services who had found his wife.
"They were on the job straight away and just kept pouring more into it," he said.
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