Hello Cruel World
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Find a photo of this chap. Put it in your ticket-holder, passport folder or the like. If you are travelling anywhere, keep a weather eye out and, if you recognise him travelling with you, cancel your trip and head in the other direction immediately.
Survivor's tale takes another twist as he fights for lifeUPDATE this may be a picture.
By Dan Proudman, Sydney Morning Herald, October 5, 2005
He has beaten Mother Nature, battled through a plane crash and survived a heart attack.
Now, for the fourth time in seven years, Tony Purkiss, a Newcastle (NSW) father of two, is facing a fight for life after being critically injured in the October 2005 Bali bomb blasts.
Last night Mr Purkiss was due to have a surprise visit from four of the crew of Solo Globe Challenger, with whom he survived the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race, with a serious head wound and a broken leg...
He is described here as "Biggles" Purkiss - from the Solo Globe Challenger site photo gallery at ( sailsolo.com/photo_gallery.html ) This site includes descriptions of their experience during the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race, during which 6 sailors died and many were injured.
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