Hiker saved after crawling for 2 days with broken limbs
Australian hiker said on Wednesday he had to crawl for two days through scrubland before he was rescued after falling 20 feet down a waterfall, breaking his leg and wrist. Neil Parker, 54, said he was walking alone on Mount Nebo, 32 km west of Brisbane when he fell. “Straight away, I thought, ‘I’m now in a lot of trouble because no-one knows where I am’,” Parker told reporters from his hospital bed. Parker, an experienced hiker, said he tried to phone for help but his mobile
had been damaged in the fall. He decided to crawl about three km to an area where he believed search and rescue workers would better be able to spot him. Parker said painkillers and protein bars he had packed for his hike had helped him survive. He was eventually spotted by a rescue helicopter on Tuesday.
Man, son chase plane after drinking in bar too long
Two British passengers were apprehended by police after running down the runway to try and catch their flight from Cagliari in Sardinia to London. Realising their mistake, the pair forced their way out of an emergency exit, triggering an alarm. They were detained by police
Woman burning love letters sparks apartment fire in US
Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, say a 19-year-old woman sparked an apartment fire on Monday by burning love letters from her ex in her bedroom. Police say the woman used a butane torch to burn the letters and left some of them of the floor. She then fell asleep. Police say she awoke a short time later to find the carpet on fire. Officials say the fire caused an estimated $4,000 in damage to the building. No one was injured.