British sailor Tony Bullimore, whose story of survival made international headlines, has died at the age of 79.The BBC and ITV News reported that the veteran yachtsman died after being diagnosed with cancer
In 1997, he was miraculously saved by the Australian Navy after being stranded in the Southern Ocean for four days when his yacht capsized.
Mr Bullimore had been taking part in the Vendée Globe single-handed race and used an emergency beacon to attract attention 2,500-kilometre away from the Australian coast.Images of Mr Bullimore being rescued were big news across the world, and in the vision he was seen kissing his rescuers on the cheek.
The sailor, who survived winds of up to 160 kilometres-an-hour, was feared to have drowned, after his boat, the Exide Challenger, capsized.But he was found crouched in the upturned hull of his yacht, after famously living on chocolate and water.
Source: British sailor Tony Bullimore dies aged 79 after being diagnosed with cancer – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A MAN has been forcibly removed from a Perth train for travelling with his therapy dog.
In the video, which was sent to Channel 7, the transit guard can be heard telling the man, “Sir, that is not grounds to have a dog on the train.”
“If I hadn’t been given the OK by one of your colleagues,” the man replies.
“One of your colleagues said yes, he got approval from higher-up … I’ll take legal action against you.”
The man refuses to leave before the two transit guards forcibly removed him from the train as the dog follows in tow with its lead dragging behind…
Source: Perth transit guards filmed dragging man from train for having therapy dog | PerthNow
Nearly 200 specialist Australian and New Zealand firefighters will be deployed to the United States to replenish exhausted teams who are battling 89 large fires.
US firefighters have worked to put out 89 large fires, which have burned more than 3,760 square kilometres over the peak summer period.
The National Multi-Agency Coordination Group (MAC) in the US formally requested assistance over the weekend, seeking 188 specialist firefighters from Australia and New Zealand.
The firefighters would be deployed for up to 42 days in the California area.
Candidates from each state will be placed in a national pool, with the most suitable candidates chosen this afternoon ahead of their deployment to the US on Friday.
Source: California fires: US authorities ask Australian firefighters to help battle deadly wildfires – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)