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How lucky can you get?

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 05:22 AM
Local TV News

A fisherman washed overboard of his sinking trawler in the cyclone off the east coast of Australia found himself washed 15Kms from the wreck. What do you know a floating log next to him was in fact a rescue beacon. He activated it and was rescued.

How lucky can you get?

I don’t know anything luckier – DO YOU?

EPIRB floating

Cyclone Hamish

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BOM Cyclone tracking

EDIT spelling and a new link

[edit on 10-3-2009 by majestictwo]

[edit on 10-3-2009 by majestictwo]

posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 08:51 AM
So no one thinks this guy was lucky.
Then give me an example of someone luckier – come on I challenge you

posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 09:13 AM
reply to post by majestictwo

In November 1937, Doc, Babe, and four others left on a deer hunt into the Hembrillo Basin. Setting up camp on the desert floor at the base of Victoria Peak, the men headed into the wilderness, while their wives stayed at camp. Hunting by himself, Doc scouted the base of the mountain. When it began to rain, Doc sought shelter under a rocky overhang near the summit of the mountain. While waiting for the rain to subside he noticed a stone that looked as if it had been “worked” in some fashion. Reaching down, he was unable to budge it, but after digging around the rock, he got his hands under it. Lifting the rock, he found a hole that lead straight down into the mountain.

Peering into the darkness, Doc saw an old man-made shaft with a thick, wooden pole attached at one side. Doc thought that he had discovered an old abandoned mineshaft. When the rain finally stopped, Doc returned to camp, telling Babe of the discovery. The two decided to keep the discovery between themselves and return to the inspect the shaft later.

Within just a few days, Doc and Babe were back at the site with ropes and flashlights. Testing the old wooden pole attached to one side of the passage, Doc rejected the idea of using it dropped into the shaft with a rope instead. While Babe looked on from above, Doc inched his way down the narrow passageway into the mountain nearly sixty feet. Near the bottom, he encountered a huge boulder hanging from the ceiling, almost blocking his way.

Finally reaching the bottom, Doc stepped into a chamber the size of a small room. On the walls were drawings , some painted and others chiseled, that appeared to have been made by Indians. At one end of the chamber, the shaft continued downward. Once again, Doc began to descend, this time about 125 feet before the shaft again leveled off into a large natural cavern. Several smaller rooms had been chiseled from the rock along one wall. Stepping into the eerie darkness, Doc was alarmed when he saw a human skeleton, kneeling and securely tied to a stake driven into the ground. The skeleton’s hands were bound behind its back -- apparently, the person had been deliberately left there to die. Within moments he found more skeletons, most of them bound and secured to stakes like the first. Exploring further he found yet even more skeletons stacked in a small enclosure, much like a burial chamber. All told, he reportedly found twenty-seven human skeletons in the caverns of the mountain.

As Doc continued to explore the side caverns, he found a hoard of treasure including coins, jewels, saddles and priceless artifacts including a gold statue of the Virgin Mary. He also found some old letters, the most recent of which was dated 1880. Later, the wealth in the cave would be calculated to be worth more than two billion dollars.

Today that site is in the middle of "White Sands Missie Range and is off limits to civilians but to we locals it is known as the "Victorio Peak Treasure"

Wish I was half as lucky as old "Milton Ernest “Doc” Noss"

[edit on 10-3-2009 by DaddyBare]

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