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Missing woman alive in desert

AN Irish woman missing in a remote part of Australia has been found severely sunburned and disorientated.

The woman, named as Kelly Carter, was found sitting under a tree in dense bushland in a remote part of far western New South Wales.

A search plane spotted the 25-year-old.

Ms Carter had been missing since Sunday night in bushland 100 kilometres from Wanaaring, west of Bourke.

Australian police said Ms Carter walked into the bush after her dog jumped from her car and ran away.

Authorities were contacted by her partner when she failed to return.

It was not immediately clear last night where in Ireland Ms Carter is from.

Ms Carter is being treated for severe sunburn and dehydration in Bourke Hospital.

Her dog, a maltese, was also found with her.

Irish Independent