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Travel Advisory Notice - In the Shadow of Leaves
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Travel Advisory Notice
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, cancel your trip and head in the other direction immediately.
Survivor's tale takes another twist as he fights for life
via Dan Proudman, Sydney Morning Herald, October 5, 2005
He survived the disastrous 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race with a serious head wound and a broken leg, battled through a plane crash, and beat 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 ...
UPDATE this may be a picture. 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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