Veteran reporter Richard Carleton dead

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by kretzy, May 6, 2006.

  1. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    While reporting on the trapped miners in Tasmania, Richard Carleton (a well know journalist here in Aus), collapsed of a suspected heart attack and died shortly after in hospital. Link to the story.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What a shock eh? Looks like those miners will be down there for yet another night - that's 13 now, I can't imagine how frustrated they must be, chipping away at rock 5x harder than concrete. Ergh...
     
  3. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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    I know it's unbelievable. Did you hear that Harry M Miller is already down in Tassie, no doubt planning to get their stories and sell them for large sums of money?
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I would've thought he would be down there before the earthquake - I reckon he'd have a sixth sense for when there was the chance to make some coin.
     
  5. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    Terrible loss. And a surprising loss. He would only have been 50 or 60 too wouldnt he?

    Another day of frustration in Tassie. :(
     
  6. kretzy thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah he was only 64, though he had had health issues in the past.

    At least he went out doing what he best. These were his last words: "On 26th October last year, not 10 metres from where these men are now entombed, you had a 400-tonne rock fall. Why is it, is it the strength of the seam, or the wealth of the seam, that you continue to send men into work in such a dangerous environment?"
     

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