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Giant crocodile traps New Zealand tourist on remote island for two weeks

The man,Ryan,was last month exploring the northern Western Australia coast near Kalumburu in his kayak.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Melbourne | Published: September 3, 2013 1:38:54 am

A New Zealand tourist has been rescued after being trapped by a massive six-metre-long crocodile for a nightmarish two weeks on a remote Australian island.

The man,Ryan,was last month exploring the northern Western Australia coast near Kalumburu in his kayak.

Having been left on the remote Governor Island,the man realised he did not have enough supplies and attempted to paddle the four kilometres back to the mainland.

However,he spotted a six-metre saltwater crocodile and every time he attempted to leave,the creature would make its presence felt,leaving the man stranded for a fortnight.

The man was finally rescued when Kalumburu local Don Mcleod spotted a light on the island over the weekend and found him.

Mcleod said Ryan was a “very,very lucky man”. “He said every time he got in his little kayak,which was only 2.5m long,this crocodile — who has lived there for many years and is a monster — chased him,” Mcleod said.

“He said he was there for a fortnight and he came to the conclusion very quickly that he couldn’t get off there without attracting this crocodile,” Mcleod said.

Mcleod said he has spotted the crocodile in question a few times in the region. “He was well up on the 20-foot mark,” Mcleod said.

Australian team creates IVF history with ovarian tissue transplant

Press Trust Of India

Melbourne,September 2

In a world first,an infertile Australian woman has conceived after growing new eggs in ovarian tissue transplanted into her abdomen,a breakthrough doctors say has the potential to revolutionise fertility treatment.

The woman,known only by her first name,Vali,is nearly 26 weeks pregnant with twins after previously being rendered infertile by treatment for ovarian cancer,the Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday.

A team at Melbourne IVF and The Royal Melbourne Hospital managed to help the woman grow egg follicles and produce two healthy eggs after transplanting her own frozen ovarian tissue into her abdomen.

This is the first time the tissue has been successfully transplanted at an entirely different site in the body to where it was taken from,the report said.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has collected about 300 samples from women it says could now go on to become pregnant.

Gab Kovacs,the international medical director of Monash IVF,which did the first successful Australian ovarian tissue transplant,said this next breakthrough was very exciting.

“It makes me quite convinced that the optimal way for preserving fertility will be taking ovarian tissue,” he said.

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