Man survives bushfire by going scuba-diving in a swimming pool

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Now that is a twist on life saving that I didn’t expect: While others in the town of Margaret River, Western Australia fled their homes, Peter Fabrici got his wife to safety and then went back to fire-proof his home. Seeing houses in the distance going up in flames, he donned an oxygen tank and goggles, and jumped into his neighbour’s pool when they got too close. And apparently it worked, the fire didn’t destroy his home, and the scuba-gear saved him as well.

“Without the clear vision and without a clear source of oxygen, there’s no way of staying in a situation like that. But as it turned out, it all worked beautifully and the house is still there and I’m still alive.”

Via Nothing To Do With Arbroath (see video link if the one above doesn’t work)

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