The Lonely Sea

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Allen & Unwin, 2008 - Airplane crash survival - 231 pages
This is the extraordinary true adventure story of how Sue Dockar survived for two days and two nights lost alone at sea after being swept away during a spearfishing contest in the shark infested waters off the Queensland coast. The Lonely Sea shows how a series of small and individually avoidable errors dominoed into inevitable disaster. James Cameron, director of Titanic, describes it as "exactly the kind of true grit survival story that I thrive on".
 

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About the author (2008)

Yvette Allumis an accomplished researcher and journalist, with articles published in Australian Geographic and GEO Australasia. She has worked as a deckhand, coxswain and inspection diver, and as an analyst for Australia's National Crime Authority. In 1996 she won the Michael Daley Award for Excellence in Technical, Scientific and Engineering Journalism for her work describing a major oil spill. Yvette has been a friend and sporting rival of Sue Dockar's for 15 years.

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