Jay Weatherill 'embarrassed' after broken leg triggers rescue operation
Jay Weatherill Jay Weatherill 'embarrassed' after broken leg triggers rescue operation
Former South Australian premier carried through national park after breaking leg while bushwalking
The former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill says he is feeling âmore than a little embarrassedâ after breaking his leg w hile bushwalking with his family in a national park, triggering a rescue operation.
Weatherill was hiking at Hidden Gorge in Mount Remarkable national park on Sunday when he fell and broke his lower right leg. It took emergency service workers and volunteers more than two hours to carry the politician uphill through the bush to a waiting ambulance.
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âI want to thank them and everyone involved in my rescue and care,â the former state Labor leader wrote on Facebook.
The former premier said he was OK but more than a little embarrassed.
âI have a broken lower right leg and am feeling more than a little embarrassed for causing all this fuss,â he said.
Weatherill, who was South Australian premier from October 2011 until March 2018, resigned from the Labor leadership after losing the last state election.
He remains the MP for Cheltenham in Adelaideâs west and sit s on the backbench.
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