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Father tells how his family survived on rainwater, stranded in outback Queensland

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Pictured: The moment a father and his two sons were rescued after two weeks stuck in the mud ... and how gorged on biscuits and snacks when a farmer found them Stephen Van Lonkhuyzen, 37, and his boys Ethan, 7, and Timothy, 5, have been found alive and well The trio was missing for ten days after starting on a journey of 1700 km of roads Christmas holiday from Brisbane to Cairns Farmer Tom Wagner family learned through a radio link and decided to go out and look for them They were found in his car 'severely bogged down "at the National Exhibition Centre in central Queensland by a proprietary remote Mr. Wagner said the boys barked down "their sandwiches and cookies, but said that apart from being hungry family seemed in good spirits The family remains in hospital A farmer from Queensland has discovered that the incredible moment a man with his two young children who had been stranded in scrubs for nearly two weeks after his car got stuck in the mud. Stephen Van Lonkhuyzen, 37, and his boys Ethan, 7, and Timothy, 5, were found in their driving all four wheels on the Expedition National Park in central Queensland by the owner of local ownership Tom Wagner around 3:30 pm Sunday. Mr. Wagner found out about the missing family through a radio link to the Outback Church, and decided to pack his quad and go looking for them. "I have in my quad and took some sandwiches and biscuits and some food and water for them and left said Mr. Wagner. Mr. Wagner, a rancher at the mouth of the National Park Expedition, said he knew the area "like the back of his hand," and calculates the possible locations of family Lonkhuyzen based on the amount of gasoline that was told to down with. I talked to a guy from national parks and learned that they had seen in Haughton on that first Friday, October days or whatever and no one had seen him since, 'Mr. Wagner told News Corp. Mr. Van Lonkhuyzen and his boys disappeared after starting out on a road trip holiday Christmas 1700 km from Brisbane to Cairns on December 11 Are expected to arrive in Cairns on December 15, but after Mr. Van Lonkhuyzon could not make contact with family or friends in over a week, his wife contacted police. The trio was last seen at a gas station Miles, northwest of Toowoomba, on December 11. 'With that I went far they could get, this national park is 100,000 hectares, is huge and terribly hard country, which is quite inaccessible, "said News Corp. After discovering fading tracks in the mud, Mr. Wagner's head in the national park, and found the family in 'the wildest bit of country in the whole area. " The farmer said, said the family was incredibly relieved to see him, and started waving his arms around their attention. After producing the food they had brought the boys barked 'on crackers and snacks, eggs and complaining asking only have water to drink.