"DKJ" wrote in message
news:ae55f0b4-4125-45e8-8fef-8c1d58dccffc@j1g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
> August 20, 2008 - 6:45PM
>
> A 40-year-old Victorian man lost in the Laotian jungle for 11 days
> remains seriously ill in a Bangkok hospital after being evacuated by
> helicopter, Australian authorities say.
>
> The man went missing after setting out on a short walk to a waterfall
> in a national park in Laos's Khammouane province on July 31.
>
> "He is in a serious but stable condition receiving treatment," a
> Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) spokesman said on
> Wednesday.
>
> "The Australian Embassy in Bangkok is providing the man with consular
> assistance, including regular visits to him in hospital."
>
> DFAT is also communicating with the man's family in Australia.
>
> The Australian Embassy in Vientiane was notified the 40-year-old was
> missing on August 8 and two staff immediately travelled to the area to
> help coordinate search efforts.
>
> dkj