Rob fights back from the crash

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WHEN third gen­er­a­tion North­ern ter­ri­tory cat­tle­man Rob Cook set out on a rou­tine mus­ter­ing job in a chop­per, it was a day in the out­back like any other.

But when the chop­per sud­denly fell out of the sky, smash­ing into the ground, it was the day that changed ev­ery­thing.

This one-time pro­fes­sional bull rider had been in scrapes be­fore – he had mirac­u­lously walked away from a pre­vi­ous crash in his beloved Gyro, but this time it was dif­fer­ent – this time there was no walk­ing away.

Seven hours later he was res­cued from the wreck on one of Aus­tralia’s most re­mote cat­tle sta­tions, Su­ple­jack Downs Sta­tion, and his jour­ney back to life, his young fam­ily and the way of life he loved had only just be­gun.

When The Dust Set­tles is the ex­tra­or­di­nary story of cat­tle­man Rob Cook’s jour­ney back to life from that he­li­copter ac­ci­dent that left him paral­ysed.

“I would rather at­tempt some­thing great and fail, than to do noth­ing at all and suc­ceed,” he said.

Mr Cook will be in­spi­ra­tional speaker at this year’s Clermont Beef Expo, and will also share his story with men of Clermont and sur­rounds at the Jugs and Jocks night.

PHOTO: FILE

BOLD NEXT STEP: Law­son, Rob and Brax­ton Cook.

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