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Hiker crawls for two days with broken leg

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An experienced Australian hiker crawled for two agonizing days, carrying his broken leg, to find help after falling down a waterfall during a solo mountain hike.

Neil Parker, 54, was hiking on Mount Nebo, northwest of Brisbane, on Sunday when he tumbled six meters from the top of a waterfall, fracturing his leg and wrist.

Parker splinted his shattered leg with hiking sticks before crawling for two days to find a clearing, where he hoped he would be spotted by emergency services.

"I had to carry my leg, and it was very heavy," he told reporters from a hospital bed on Wednesday. "I had a bandage on my elbow so I could use my elbow and scrambling, lifting, inch by inch."

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/18/australia/australian-hiker-rescue-two-days-intl-hnk/index.html

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9egCRxgcApU

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brian100

Never go to remote areas alone. I'm glad he made it out!

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zygote_myles

Alone is best sometimes, though, as it's more peaceful. But, yes, there's always that risk factor. 

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Desertrat56

Wow.

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