Kusowa kwa wazaka 10 wazaka Damian McKenzie

Damian McKenzie

Wotchuka wake “Akusowa 411” mndandanda wamabuku onena za kusowa kwachilendo, imodzi mwamilandu yovuta yolembedwa ndi wofufuza komanso wapolisi wakale David Paulides malo ozungulira mwana wazaka 10 wotchedwa Damian McKenzie yemwe mosadziwika bwino adasowa ku Australia mwachilendo mmbuyo mu 1974 osadziwika.

Damian McKenzie
Damian McKenzie, 10, adasowa ku Steavenson Falls, pafupi ndi Marysville m'mapiri a Victoria pa Seputembara 4, 1974 © McKenzie banja

Mu Seputembala chaka chimenecho, McKenzie ndi gulu la achinyamata ena makumi anayi anali kumsasa wachinyamata kumapiri a Australia State of Victoria, pafupi ndi Victoria Falls ndi Acheron River ku Taggerty. Msasa womwewo unkayendetsedwa ndi “Mgwirizano wa Achinyamata ku Australia,” ndipo cholinga chake chinali kukhala ulendo wosavuta wamasiku 5 pomwe ophunzira amapita kukayenda ndikudya nawo zochitika zosiyanasiyana zakunja, palibe chowopsa. Msasawo unkayang'aniridwa bwino, ndipo sipanakhalepo vuto kapena chochitika chilichonse m'mbuyomu, koma izi zinali pafupi kusintha kwambiri.

Pa Seputembara 4, 1974, gululi lidapita ku Steavenson Falls ku Marysville, Victoria, komwe kumakhudza kukwera njira yokhotakhota kuchokera kuphiri kupita kumagombe. Kuyenda kunali kovuta, koma gululi linali kuyang'aniridwa kwambiri ndipo aliyense anali mkati mwa ena. Damien akuti adatsogola kutsogolo kwa enawo nthawi ina, adazimiririka pang'ono, koma phwandolo litafika mozungulira, sanapezeke.

Damian McKenzie
Damian McKenzie mu chithunzi chomwe chinajambulidwa atatsala pang'ono kutha. © ZAKA / WARRNAMBOOL STANDARD

Kuyang'anitsitsa sikunapeze mnyamatayo pofufuza m'deralo, kumuyankhula sikunayankhidwe; zinawoneka ngati kuti anali atangotsika kumene kuchoka padziko lapansi. Akuluakulu atadziwitsidwa, imodzi mwazofufuza zazikulu kwambiri m'mbiri ya Australia zidakhazikitsidwa kuti zimupeze, kuphatikiza anthu opitilira 300 ochokera m'mabungwe osiyanasiyana, kuphatikiza apolisi, Search and Rescue Squad, Federation of Victoriaian Walking Clubs Search and Rescue Section, a Forestry Commission ya Victoria, Red Cross, ndi odzipereka ambiri akumaloko, komanso kugwiritsa ntchito ndege komanso kutsatira agalu kuti adutse m'chipululu. Kufufuzaku kunatenga sabata limodzi ndipo pamapeto pake kunayimitsidwa chifukwa cha nyengo yoyipa osapeza chizindikiro chilichonse cha Damian McKenzie, komwe akupita sikudziwika.

Padzakhala zodabwitsa zina, malinga ndi a David Paulides pakusaka. Choyamba, akuti agalu omwe amatsata sakanatha kununkhiza mnyamatayo. Sizinali kuti adatenga njira kenako nataya; m'malo mwake, agalu sakanatha kupeza fungo lililonse la mnyamatayo, kuzungulira mozungulira, osatsimikiza zomwe amayenera kuti amafuna. Malingaliro ena apadera, malinga ndi a Paulides, ndikuti mayendedwe a mnyamatayo adapezeka kuti adatsogolera mbali imodzi yamadzi kenako adangoima ngati kuti wasanduka nthunzi pomwepo. Ichi ndichizindikiro chachilendo, ngakhale sizikudziwika kuti ndi zenizeni bwanji, monga katswiri wofufuza pamlanduwu wotchedwa Valentine Smith adati:

“Ndapeza kuti pakhala pali malipoti angapo onena za mapazi a ana omwe amapezeka patali kwambiri kuchokera pomwe Damien adawonedwerako. Komabe, mauthenga onsewa amatsutsana ndipo samachita chilichonse. Ndidawerenganso ndemanga za Wofufuza David Polids. Amalemba kuti mapazi a mnyamatayo amawonekera mwadzidzidzi kwinakwake ndipo mwadzidzidzi amakhala ndi zochitika zachilendo… "

Chidwi chimapitilira kukula. Kaya mapazi omwe adasowa mwachilendo ndi okongoletsa kapena ayi, chowonadi ndichakuti ngakhale Damian kapena chizindikiro chilichonse cha iye sichinapezeke, zomwe zidapangitsa kuti aphedwe malingaliro pazomwe zidamuchitikira. Kuthekera kwina ndikuti adangosochera kuthengo. Dera lomwe amapitalo linali lodzaza ndi mapiri komanso nkhalango zowirira, ndi burashi lolemera komanso masamba omwe anali osadutsika m'malo angapo. Ngakhale anthu osakira ndi kupulumutsa adavomereza kuti mnyamatayo akanatha kukhala pang'ono pang'ono ndipo mwina sanamuzindikire. Akadagwidwa chikomokere ndikugwa, atamwalira ndi hypothermia pakuzizira kwambiri, kapena akadapunduka ndikulephera kuyimba foni, nkutheka kuti opareshoniyo akanamuphonya.

Vuto ndiloti adangopezeka kwakanthawi, ndiye zikanatheka bwanji kuti apite patali ndi gululo, nanga bwanji sakanayankha kuti dzina lake litchulidwe atangomwalira?

Damian McKenzie
Chithunzi cha sukulu ya Damian McKenzie ndi omwe anali nawo m'kalasi © Vic Police

Lingaliro lina ndilakuti adagwa mwaphompho kutsetsereka ndikugwera mumtsinje wapafupi wa Steavenson, komwe adakokoloka ndikumira, ngakhale ofufuza adasanthula mtsinje wosazama komanso wosachedwa kuyenda ndipo anali otsimikiza kuti kulibe . Kodi akanatha kumunyalanyaza?

Palinso kuthekera kwakuti adagwa pansi posintha, popeza malowa adagwiritsidwa ntchito poyesa golide pamlingo wina, ndipo ngakhale migodi yonse yodziwika kale idatsekedwa kuti izi zisachitike, mwina pali zambiri zomwe zatayika ndi kuyiwalika. Zowopsa kwambiri ndizotheka kuti Damian adatengedwa, koma mboni zimanena kuti palibe chisonyezo chilichonse chachilendo m'derali, ndipo mawonekedwe ake akadapangitsa kuti zikhale zovuta kuti wolanda amugwire mnyamatayo ndikumusamutsa, ndizosavuta njira yochitira izi panjira imeneyo.

David Paulides, Damian McKenzie
David Paulides ndi wapolisi wakale yemwe pano ndiwofufuza komanso wolemba yemwe amadziwika makamaka chifukwa cha mabuku omwe adzilemba okha © David Paulides / Twitter

Pamapeto pake, sitikudziwa zomwe zidachitikira Damien McKenzie. Tatsala ndikudabwa kuti mwina sangakhalepo kwa kanthawi pang'ono ndikuchoka padziko lapansi. Tatsala ndi zomwe a Paulides ananena kuti panali mayendedwe omwe adasowa pakati paulendo ndipo agalu a tracker adathedwa nzeru, koma sizikudziwika kuti izi ndi zowona bwanji. Kodi mnyamatayu adatayika, kulandidwa, kuphedwa ndi nyama zamtchire, kapena mwina kuzunzidwa ndi magulu osadziwika? Zilizonse zomwe zingakhalepo, mnyamatayo sanapezeke, ndipo mlandu wake udakalipobe mpaka pano.

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