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A man who fled Australia has been found hiding in a ship’s air conditioning vent with cash and a knife

A man who fled Australia has been found hiding in a ship's air conditioning vent with cash and a knife
Adam D. Crook
Written by Adam D. Crook

Although it sounds like it came from an action movie, Australian authorities say the drama was out in real life over the weekend.

On Saturday morning, a cargo ship heading to the port city of Newcastle in New South Wales, saw a boat with water in the Yamba coast, the Australian Border Force said. To get the boat to Newcastle, the crew attached a tow line and took the yacht’s skipper – a 31-year-old man – on board.

As the ship reached its destination later that evening, the tow line carrying the boat had fallen, and the boat – and the man – was found to be missing.

The dog unit has identified a man hiding in an air conditioning unit in a cargo ship.

Officials searched the area for the missing man but were unable to locate him, the Border Force said.

On Monday – two days after the man disappeared – NSW police and Australian Border Force (ABF) officials searched the dogs in a cargo ship and found a man hidden in an air-conditioning unit.

The teen was rescued trying to cross New Zealand's southern and northern islands in dinghy overnight

Authorities found the man had violated his bail in a sexual assault case, saying he had deliberately cut the boat loose and planned to stay aboard the ship until he sailed from Australia to Malaysia.

Authorities arrested the man and seized 4,435 Australian dollars (about $ 3,070) in cash and a knife, which is under forensic examination. He is charged with violating bail and will appear in court on Wednesday, Border Force officials said.

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Adam D. Crook

Adam D. Crook

Adam is a charismatic science communicator respected for his deep understanding of US S&T system. "New Frontiers in Science & Development' is the online platform he contributes to actively in addition to Science and Getty Images. He has won many national and international awards for his work. Explaining complexities of science in a simple language is his forte. He has extensive experience in reporting about the United State atomic energy program.
His pioneering work show casing US’s maiden mission to Mars and Moon has been applauded this aired in English for Television. In his two decades of writing for the prestigious American weekly Science, his stories have highlighted.

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