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#126

Ded Driver
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09 September 2019 12:31 pm

This happened not far from Perth, & is a timely reminder of snakes becoming active.
Take care people, & be watching where you put your hands & feet!
this man is fortunate, by having help at hand, them being properly equipped, & taking the correct action.
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/7-news … 881317016z


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#127

Manpa
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13 September 2019 07:08 pm

Sadly the young couple missing in the Gippsland for over a week have been found deceased in their vehicle, it would appear the vehicle has left the road and rolled down a ravine

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-13/ … d/11511262


One of these days Ma!

#128

Hard Luck
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13 September 2019 07:19 pm

Manpa wrote:

Sadly the young couple missing in the Gippsland for over a week have been found deceased in their vehicle, it would appear the vehicle has left the road and rolled down a ravine

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-13/ … d/11511262

Very sad indeed.
Was just reading about them last night.
Condolences to the families.

#129

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13 September 2019 07:30 pm

just seen that briefly today. I didn't see a cause of death, & didn't get to read enough to see they rolled down a gully.
very unfortunate.


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#130

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13 September 2019 09:10 pm

Just heard it on the radio, really sad news two youngn's on the cusp of a full life enjoying themselves. I was sure they would be found bogged or with car troubles, sadly not.

#131

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14 September 2019 01:04 am

Apparently on Trig Track. Very steep and windy, and closed untill Cup w/e, usually, certainly not a track to do on your own at any time.

1568384447_trig_e_track_li.jpg

Car found near end of the zig zag section

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#132

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14 September 2019 01:43 am

xcvator wrote:

Apparently on Trig Track. Very steep and windy, and closed untill Cup w/e, usually, certainly not a track to do on your own at any time.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … ack_li.jpg

Car found near end of the zig zag section

That might be the case non the less it's a shocking outcome, two youngn's on a sweet heart weekend that ended with a tragic circumstance. What ever caused their tragedy it won't change a thing speculating the possibilities we've all been very close in our younger years.

#133

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Yesterday 07:59 pm

Fail. this bloke was bushwalking alone, with no PLB (so many do this), on Mount Nebo, north-west of Brisbane when he slipped down a waterfall & broke his leg.
Interesting crap reporting ... he either fractured, broke or shattered his leg, depending on which part of which media story you read roll
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-18/ … t/11522794
Rule 1, when in the bush alone. Go properly prepared
Rule 2, take extra care in where you go & what you do, as 1 slip is all it takes.


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#134

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Yesterday 08:34 pm

Hey DD, I mostly travel alone, and am pretty well prepared with 2*UHF radios, EPIRB, PLB, Sat Phone, first aid and snake bite kits, flares, water/fuel etc.
But sometimes shite just happens.
Don't reckon any of my gear would be much good to me if I had a stroke or heart attack or a 6m fall like his out in But F$#k nowhere.
I reckon he did damn well to use his nouse and get to a place where he could be found. He was after all, a seasoned SES member.


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#135

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Yesterday 08:52 pm

He certainly did very well to get himself to where he did. But I would have thought with his experience he'd known better about being prepared, SES and a Bush walking guide ops To be honest I go out on my own as I did on the weekend and Monday without anything. I let Kate know roughly where I was going so if it turned nasty she could raise the alarm. Your spot on Pete if it a stroke or heart attack doesn't matter what you've got your in trouble.

#136

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Yesterday 09:22 pm

BigWave wrote:

Hey DD, I mostly travel alone, and am pretty well prepared with 2*UHF radios, EPIRB, PLB, Sat Phone, first aid and snake bite kits, flares, water/fuel etc.
But sometimes shite just happens.
Don't reckon any of my gear would be much good to me if I had a stroke or heart attack or a 6m fall like his out in But F$#k nowhere.
I reckon he did damn well to use his nouse and get to a place where he could be found. He was after all, a seasoned SES member.

yeah hey I do too, but its important to keep in mind if you are alone & poop happens, you have no help but yourself, ... if you're conscious. I think the guy was a bit complacent by putting himself in a situation where he could fall down a waterfall. We can all have an unexpected accident, but the key is to minimise the risk, especially if you're alone.
His incident could have turned out much worse skull
He certainly did do well to get himself out as well as he did.


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#137

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Yesterday 10:13 pm

Alone, we always put ourselves at risk, many of us do, but we take precautions.
Mostly, but doesn't always work.
If absolute shite happens, then it happens.
It's just who we are.

Last edited by BigWave (Yesterday 10:23 pm)


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