Hero saves boy in blaze

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

A MAN who suf­fered burns to al­most half of his body when he saved a young boy’s life in a hor­rific camp­ing ac­ci­dent has been hailed a hero. Peter Ball, 42, is in a se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion af­ter a gas bot­tle ex­ploded at a na­ture re­serve on NSW’s mid­north coast, send­ing a fire­ball into nearby tents. Cameron Wise­man, 5, was asleep when the in­ferno en­gulfed the camp­site at 10pm Satur­day. Mr Ball came to his aid, drag­ging the boy to safety.

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