By Xavier Duff
True tales of standard Australians who risked their lives to save lots of 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 regularly heart-warming studying. unintentional Heroes is a reminder of the energy of the human spirit, in an age after we desire it so much.
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Extra resources for Accidental Heroes. True Stories of Ordinary Australians Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others
You just can’t describe it. You just go into survival mode,’ Natalie said. For a young Australian woman who had only ever known safety and peace to suddenly find herself in the heat of a battle would have been impossible to comprehend and the temptation to give way to hysteria overwhelming. But Natalie resisted it and began to think of what to do next. It suddenly hit her that she had not seen Nicole since the bomb went off and that she could still be in there. She ran down the alley towards the street and reached a blown-out window that opened into the main bar area.
The doctors treated the burns by popping the blisters and cutting the burnt skin off. Natalie refused to take injected pain-killers because she was terrified of infection so she endured the whole experience on just Panadol. With Nicole now in the emergency room and in the hands of the medical staff Natalie had done all she could and with some relief laid back and rested. But it would be 12 hours before she knew Nicole’s fate. During the long night and most of the next day she did not know whether Nicole was alive or dead.
Around her lay several bodies and another who was badly injured. Natalie said later she felt guilty about not being able to help anyone else. But she had to focus on saving Nicole. Iqbal’s bomb, being smaller then the Mitsubishi bomb, meant there was not the extent of fire in Paddy’s as there was now enveloping the Sari Club. There were little spot fires burning, but they were starting to gather pace. ‘It was deathly quiet at this moment. It was really eerie it was so quiet. And it was dirty and smoky and smelly.