By Xavier Duff
True tales of normal Australians who risked their lives to avoid wasting others. Meet Australia's 'accidental heroes' and listen to their tales of incredible braveness, self-sacrifice and private trimph. They make for relocating, occasionally terrifying, and consistently heart-warming examining. unintentional Heroes is a reminder of the energy of the human spirit, in an age once we want it so much.
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It was a struggle: her body was so heavy and slippery. ‘It was like trying to swim laps underwater in a pool,’ Tim said. On the street they put the woman on a truck and she was whisked away to one of the increasingly crowded clinics and hospital where the injured were now gathering. But rather than finish then, Tim, now badly burnt himself and with deep cuts and abrasions to his arms, legs and feet, continued to search the rubble with Richard for more victims. They found one more man with badly smashed-up legs and got him out, but after that there were only lifeless bodies and the white hot heat finally beat them back.
One minute it was over there and the next there was like a wall of it, blocking your path and then it would go again. ’ They tried to approach the woman but the heat was too much, forcing them to retreat again. Some of the crowd drenched the pair with bottled water and they went back for another go. This time they reached her but she was pinned down by rubble. They tried to pull her free but she wouldn’t move. ‘I was just about to let her go because I was getting my arm burnt and she came free.
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