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Australian family found after 10 days in wilderness; boys aged 5 and 7 admitted to hospital

  • In this Dec 22, 2014 photo provided by Queensland Police, Steven Van Lonkhuyzen, left, with his sons Timothy, 5, second left, and Ethan, 7, third left, speaks to farmer Tom Wagner, center, and a park ranger in the remote Expedition National Park, northwest of Brisbane in Australia. Their ordeal began Dec. 11 when dad Steven Van Lonkhuyzen took a wrong turn during a family road trip and then got his four-wheel-drive vehicle bogged in mud. The family was rescued Sunday, Dec. 21 after farmer Wagner went searching and found them in the remote Expedition National Park. (AP Photo/Queenland Police)

    In this Dec 22, 2014 photo provided by Queensland Police, Steven Van Lonkhuyzen, left, with his sons Timothy, 5, second left, and Ethan, 7, third left, speaks to farmer Tom Wagner, center, and a park ranger in the remote Expedition National Park, northwest of Brisbane in Australia. Their ordeal began Dec. 11 when dad Steven Van Lonkhuyzen took a wrong turn during a family road trip and then got his four-wheel-drive vehicle bogged in mud. The family was rescued Sunday, Dec. 21 after farmer Wagner went searching and found them in the remote Expedition National Park. (AP Photo/Queenland Police)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Dec. 22, 2014 photo provided by Queensland Police, Steven Van Lonkhuyzen, back with his sons Timothy, 5, front right, and Ethan, 7, pose for a photo after they were found by farmer Tom Wagner in the remote Expedition National Park, northwest of Brisbane in Australia. The brothers were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching. (AP Photo/Queenland Police)

    In this Dec. 22, 2014 photo provided by Queensland Police, Steven Van Lonkhuyzen, back with his sons Timothy, 5, front right, and Ethan, 7, pose for a photo after they were found by farmer Tom Wagner in the remote Expedition National Park, northwest of Brisbane in Australia. The brothers were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching. (AP Photo/Queenland Police)  (The Associated Press)

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were admitted to an Australian hospital after surviving with their father for 10 days in a remote national park.

The trio found themselves with little food, no cellphone reception and temperatures that rose to about 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit) after dad Steven Van Lonkhuyzen took a wrong turn during a family road trip and got bogged in mud.

They were rescued after farmer Tom Wagner went searching for them Sunday and found them in the Expedition National Park. Wagner says the boys were famished and mighty pleased to see him.

Queensland Police Acting Superintendent Mick Bianchi says Van Lonkhuyzen had planned to drive from his home in Brisbane to Cairns using an inland route when he took a wrong turn and got stuck.