Another amazing survival story
While everyone was focused on the Beaconsfield miners, three Torres Strait fisherman, lost at sea for three weeks, were living on rainwater and raw squid. They saved their mobile phone batteries until they were back in range, then sent a text message and were rescued yesterday. The search for them had been abandoned after five days. I didn’t even notice the story, which barely registered with the national news, but my wife, who follows Queensland regional news pretty closely, picked it up, and pointed out the obvious contrasts.
It will be interesting to see whether the current affairs shows rush up to Torres Strait with open chequebooks to get the exclusive on this one.