Hiker with broken leg, arm and no mobile crawls for two days to safety
A hiker has said he crawled for two days through rugged Australian woodland with a broken leg and arm after falling 20ft down a waterfall and then dropping his mobile phone in a creek.
Neil Parker (54) is recovering in a Brisbane hospital after he was rescued by a search helicopter crew on Tuesday from Mount Nebo on the city's outskirts.
The Brisbane resident told reporters in a tearful news conference that he fell on Sunday during what he expected would be a three-hour hike.
He found he was out of phone range at the bottom of a deep gully, then fumbled as he attempted to put his phone back in his pocket.
A search was launched on Monday after he failed to turn up for work and his boss rang his ex-wife, who raised the alarm.