22-year-old Australian traveler William Timothy Byrne, who was riding a motorcycle from England through Russia in the Kazakh capital of Astana, almost died from hypothermia, drove on a motorcycle in Zhaksy district of Akmola region of Kazakhstan. Local rescuers had to evacuate it when the vehicle broke down near the village of Novokievka, according to the newspaper “Express K”.

The incident happened on October 17. The hotline Zhaksy area that day received an alarming message of a local resident that on the road near the village Novokievka the foreigner stalled the bike and it needed urgent help.

“With his words, he left England, traveled to Russia and was heading to Astana. Traveler focused on the map in the mobile app and have lost their way”, – said the head of the emergency Department of Zhaksy district, Lieutenant Colonel of civil protection Manat Begalin.

The Aussie was travelling on a motorcycle, not taking into account the especially sharply continental climate of Kazakhstan. In Akmola region places the snow fell, it got cold, there was a heavy rain with wind, light clothing on the alien soaked to the bone, the newspaper notes.

Kazakhstan rescuers brought Bern to firehouse No. 13, fed, given warm clothes. Broken motorcycle the head of the farm “Ray” Gregory Dyczok moved to the part where it was repaired. After spending the night, William Timothy Byrne thanked the emergency services and went to Astana.

Foreign adventurers who dared to travel independently in Russia and CIS countries are relatively few, so the cases of emergency, requiring the intervention of the rescuers, is relatively rare but can occur. So, in 2012, Chukotka, the border guards rescued a Dutch tourist who attempted a solo kayak to swim from the Russian village of Providence in Alaska.



In Kazakhstan the Outback saved from hypothermia, the Australian traveler, came back from England on a motorcycle 18.10.2016

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