Australian missing teen found alive after seven days

Canberra, Sep 11 (IANS) An Australian who went missing after crashing her car down an embankment and surviving on creek water in bushland for seven days was found on Friday.

Kathleen Bautista, 19, was last seen driving a black hatchback at Chapman, south of capital Canberra on the morning of September 5, ABC reported.

Search and Rescue First Constable Lachlan Ryan said Bautista crashed her car on Saturday on Settlement road, where it fell 15 metres down an embankment into a shallow creek.

Ryan said Bautista survived by drinking water from the creek, but she had not eaten in six days.

She was taken to hospital dehydrated and suffering from exposure.

She also sustained leg and abdominal injuries from the crash, but was in a stable condition.

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