Hiker saved af­ter crawl­ing for 2 days with bro­ken limbs

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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.

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