Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Doofus Of The Day #258

A tip o' the hat to Julie for forwarding the link to this story.

Today's Doofus is from Australia. (Remember it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere at present, hence the weather conditions as reported.)

A MAN is lucky to be alive after a late night stroll followed by a roll in Victoria's alpine region during the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police and ambulance crews were notified around 12.30am (AEST) after a 21-year-old man from Oakleigh slid approximately 80m down a frozen embankment before colliding with trees.

The man was recovered by friends and was treated at the scene.

He sustained a varying degree of abrasions to most of his body as well as second degree hypothermia.

Leading Senior Constable Ray Kinder from Bright police was surprised and said the man was lucky to be alive.

"It's pretty foolish and another reminder that snow and alcohol don't mix," he said.

There's more at the link.

Snow and alcohol . . . not to mention sun and alcohol, swimming and alcohol, and just about anything else and alcohol. They don't mix well at the best of times, and can get you very dead!


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