Australia, USA, Italy

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 6:19pm

Australia: An Australian news helicopter out on another assignment just happened to come across a fisherman bobbing in the ocean 30 miles from shore. The 49 year old man was one of three men who went missing on a fishing trip when their boat was swamped by two large waves. The boat washed up on a reef. When the news crew found him, he was exhausted and struggling to stay afloat after 19 hours in the water while hammerhead sharks circled him. Once rescue crews arrived, they tried to throw him a life raft but he was too weak to swim to it. Minutes, later the rescue boat arrived and he taken to the hospital for severe hypothermia. One of the other fishermen was found but didn't make it. The third is still missing.

USA: The nation continues to mourn the loss of six worshippers of a Sikh temple gunned down in Milwaukee. Thousands of mourners from as far away as India began arriving at Oak Creek High School early Friday morning to pay their final respects at a visitation and wake for the victims.

Italy: Italian police arrested an alleged mafia member on the beach. Apparently the police were waiting for him and they recorded him with surveillance cameras walking to the beach. When he stood up to adjust his umbrella, they closed in. Police say he's been on the run for two years and is head of one of the most powerful branches of a Calabria-based mafia.
 

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