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    A man injured while white-water kayaking in northeast Victoria yesterday broke his own leg to escape.

    The 38-year-old became trapped under a tree in the West Kiewa River and was close to drowning when he decided to snap his lower leg to save his life, paramedics said.

    "The flow of the water was pushing him under a tree where he was pinned and at risk of drowning," intensive care flight paramedic Anthony De Wit said.

    "So he actually broke his leg to get himself out of his kayak.

    "With him being trapped, he had to push his way out and free his legs, so that was the only way he could get himself out."

    In echoes of US climber Aron Ralston, who five years ago amputated his own arm to avoid dying of thirst in remote Utah, the paddler broke both bones in his shin.
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    *scratches kayaking off my list of things to do.*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    *scratches kayaking off my list of things to do.*
    Yeah right. You don't kayak in heels you know.

    and who knew kayaking was more manly than soccer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Yeah right. You don't kayak in heels you know.

    and who knew kayaking was more manly than soccer?
    Ummmm....everyone.
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    and what the hell are you doing with a cowboys avatar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    and what the hell are you doing with a cowboys avatar?
    McNabb fumbled the ball in the fourth quarter. Cowpuke wiggum wins the bet. It happens.

    If my posts seem less coherent than usual this week....blame the av.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    and what the hell are you doing with a cowboys avatar?
    Isn't it great?! :D
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Isn't it great?! :D
    I was hoping it was because of losing a bet, but I didn't want to wander into the sports forum to find out. With all the soccer talk around here I understand it's turned into CU's gay bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    With all the soccer talk around here I understand it's turned into CU's gay bar.
    That 'other sport' is for 8 year-olds, on Saturday morning.

    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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