Friday, May 08, 2009

Lost Teen's
7 Emergency Calls
Prove Futile

The title really should end, " ... Prove Fatal!"

by Staff - May 8th, 2009 - Associated Press

Seven times, teenage hiker David Iredale used his cell phone to call Australia's equivalent of 911, pleading for rescue after he became lost in tough scrubland and ran out of water in 100-degree heat.

Each time he got through, he was told he needed to give a street address before an ambulance could be sent. Shortly after the final call, Iredale collapsed and died of thirst.

Each time someone proposes a new law giving more power to bureacrats to "protect" us, they need to be reminded of the unintended consequences of putting your life in the hands of someone who cannot be fired!


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