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A young koala's beach adventure

September 27th 2002
Best of Luck, Mick

Half of Magnetic probably witnessed his devastating, seconds-into-the-match, leg busting tumble and no doubt heard it was a pretty bad injury for diving instructor, Mick Easton after he was ambulanced away from the Rugby League, Bay of Origin match back in May. It sure was a bad injury. According to Mick, his leg was smashed up pretty completely as the top of the bone beneath his knee mashed into bits. These days Mick is still on crutches with metal pins holding the bone in place and doesn't expect to be off the sticks until Christmas. Not that this has deterred the man remembered by locals as the one who saved lives and nearly lost his own on that tragic day when the asphyxiating void of the Pure Pleasure Cruises' reef pontoon caused the deaths of crewmen Graham Hay and Barnaby Houghton-Ward. Mick has spent hours at physio just practising how to get down on one knee. Why? He had to - so he could propose to his beloved, Dr Melanie Lewis. Fortunately for Mick the effort paid off and the good Doc said "Yes". Nor could he be in better hands.



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