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AustraliaAustralian climber Gilian Lee recovering in Kathmandu after dramatic rescue high on Mount Everest

10:51  28 may  2019
10:51  28 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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for the storm.[23] The devastation from Hurricane Maria in 2017 brought greater vigilance from the public, and Skerrit assured residents that the nation was "better place now" than after Maria and there would be "no shutting of the country" for Dorian.

Australia defended their expulsion on Friday, saying they were not refugees. "They' re not owed protection by our country," Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told local media outlets. He said the family's asylum claim had been comprehensively assessed and rejected by immigration authorities.

The Australian climber recovering in a Kathmandu hospital after being rescued high up on the northern slopes of Mount Everest has been identified as Canberra man Gilian Lee.

Australian climber Gilian Lee recovering in Kathmandu after dramatic rescue high on Mount Everest© ABC Canberra man Gilian Lee is recovering in hospital in Kathmandu. Tibetan climbers found Mr Lee unconscious at an altitude of 7,500 metres last Wednesday.

The ABC understands Mr Lee was attempting to reach the summit without oxygen tanks.

It is unclear whether he fell ill on the way to the summit, or when coming back down the mountain.

The day before his rescue, Mr Lee complained on Twitter that he had a chest infection with a "killer sore throat".

Australian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest

Australian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest An Australian man is recovering in a Nepalese hospital after he was discovered unconscious on Mount Everest. Chinese media reported an Australian climber was found by Tibetan rescuers on the northern slopes of Mount Everest on Wednesday, at an altitude of 7,500 metres. © Supplied The Australian was found on the northern slope of Mount Everest. Everest's Camp 3 is located at 7,200m, while Camp 4 is at 7,950m. The man was reported to be in a critical condition, but has since stabilised.

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Dramatic photos appear to show Bernard sprinting naked across fields and trying to strangle the staff member at Keeling Baptist Church. Cops reportedly caught up with him and pepper sprayed him, although this proved ineffective. They then beat him with batons and arrested him, according to WSLS.

The ABC understands he is recovering in Kathmandu's Grande hospital.

Mr Lee arrived in Nepal to climb Mount Everest in April.

Stuck at Chinese Base Camp (CBC) ahead of his climb, Mr Lee took to social media to vent his frustrations as he waited for conditions to improve.

"Plans getting worse by the day. Lot of wind at the summit from the south side direction," he wrote on Facebook on May 9.

"[North] side windy as well. Chinese rope fixing team not at CBC so every day of delay is a nightmare."

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