Monday, July 20, 2009

Having the last laugh

"A British backpacker rescued after 12 days in near-freezing conditions admits he was "a total idiot" to venture ill-prepared into the rugged Blue Mountains bush.

Jamie Neale, 19, says he lived off bush tucker, including seeds and weeds, and kept warm under strips of bark when he lost his way during a 10-hour bushwalk on July 3.

After 12 days in the bush, and in apparent good health despite his ordeal, Mr Neale stumbled across hikers who led him to safety.

Mr Neale re-enacted his trek for the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program, which paid him $200,000 for his story." (SMH)

He's an idiot but he's one that end up with $200,000 AUD.

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