Australian mum survives six days stranded in the outback drinking pasta sauce, wiper fluid

An Australian mum has survived almost a week lost in the outback, surviving by drinking pasta sauce and wiper fluid.

Brooke Phillips became lost and her car got bogged down in sand while out on a trip with her cat and dog near the border of Western Australia.

She drank the last of her water on the first day, underestimating how long she would be lost for.

Once the water was gone Ms Phillips drank pasta sauce and condensed milk and ate Cruskits, but those all ran out eventually.

"I felt these are desperate measures and it's going to come down to drinking your own urine to keep yourself going," she said.

"I'll do anything to keep going another couple of days."

Ms Phillips turned to the last water source she had left before it came to drinking her own urine, draining the wiper fluid from her car and drinking that.

By that point the search for Ms Phillips had begun and she was discovered soon after by her daughter Imogen.

"No one else in the car had seen it," Imogen told 7News.

"I opened the door and just ran out and said 'mum' and she said, 'do you have any water'."

Ms Phillips only required a check-up from her doctor, but was okay after the ordeal. Her cat and dog survived too.


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