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Andrew Symonds had no pulse and his dogs refused to leave him when couple tried to save his life

A couple who had been the primary to discover Andrew Symonds’ wrecked automotive desperately tried to revive him whereas the cricket greats’ loyal dogs refused to leave his aspect.

The retired allrounder died about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in Far North Queensland, when his automobile left the highway and rolled. 

He was the one particular person within the automotive however his two beloved blue heelers had been additionally within the automobile and survived the crash.

Babetha Neliman and her boyfriend Waylon Townson had been on the scene simply two minutes after the crash however Symonds did not have a pulse.

Symonds was the only person in the car but the former cricketer's two beloved blue heelers were also in the vehicle and survived the crash (pictured, Symonds with one of his dogs)

Symonds was the one particular person within the automotive however the former cricketer’s two beloved blue heelers had been additionally within the automobile and survived the crash (pictured, Symonds with one among his dogs)

The retired all-rounder (pictured in 2009) died at about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in far north Queensland, when his vehicle left the road and rolled

The retired all-rounder (pictured in 2009) died at about 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville in far north Queensland, when his automobile left the highway and rolled

‘When we acquired there we may see a automotive the wrong way up with a person in it,’ Ms Neliman informed the Courier Mail, including she instantly seen the cricketer’s two dogs. 

The couple discovered the cricket nice hanging partially out of the automotive on the passenger aspect and stated the automotive was nonetheless on and enjoying nation music. 

They stated one of many dogs refused to leave his house owners’ aspect. 

Symonds referred to as his blue heeler pet his ‘new finest mate’ in an Instagram publish eight years in the past.

‘One of them was very delicate and did not need to leave him,’ Ms Neliman stated. ‘It would simply growl at you each time we tried to transfer him or go close to him.’

She stated her boyfriend tried to get Symonds out of the automotive to place him on his again, however he was ‘unconscious, not responsive and had no pulse’. 

‘He was caught in there, so I tried to pull him out,’ Mr Townson informed 9News.

‘[I] began doing CPR and checked his pulse however I did not get a lot response.’

The scene of the crash west of Townsville, with skid marks still visible on the road and shattered fragments of a window in the foreground

The scene of the crash west of Townsville, with skid marks nonetheless seen on the highway and shattered fragments of a window within the foreground

Motorists who discovered the cricketer on Saturday night said one of his blue heeler's had been sensitive and 'didn't want to leave him'

Motorists who found the cricketer on Saturday night time stated one among his blue heeler’s had been delicate and ‘did not need to leave him’

The iconic Aussie cricketer is survived by his wife Laura and his two children Billy and Chloe

The iconic Aussie cricketer is survived by his spouse Laura and his two kids Billy and Chloe

The couple had no concept on the time the person within the automobile was cricket legend Andrew Symonds. 

Symonds was on Hervey Range Road close to Alice River Bridge when the accident occurred, and  he was faraway from the automobile to be handled by paramedics, who had been on the scene when officers arrived. 

‘Emergency providers tried to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, nevertheless, he died of his accidents,’ Queensland Police stated on Sunday morning. 

Inspector Gavin Oates informed the Courier Mail there’s no suggestion alcohol was concerned, and stated close by residents had been on the scene.

‘I believe they offered the help they might on the time and referred to as 000 and emergency providers,’ he added.

Inspector Oates stated the part of the Hervey Road Range the cricketer was found wasn’t recognized for automotive accidents. 

The Forensic Crash Unit will examine the reason for the crash. 

Flowers and a can of beer are seen left at the scene of the crash on Sunday

Flowers and a can of beer are seen left on the scene of the crash on Sunday

Police believe Symonds was on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge when the accident occurred (pictured, the cricketer's two dogs ride in the back of his vehicle)

Police consider Symonds was on Hervey Range Road close to Alice River Bridge when the accident occurred (pictured, the cricketer’s two dogs experience behind his automobile)

Symonds' family confirmed his death and thanked friends and fans for their sympathy and support (pictured, Symonds attends the state memorial service for close friend Shane Warne)

Symonds’ household confirmed his demise and thanked associates and followers for his or her sympathy and help (pictured, Symonds attends the state memorial service for shut good friend Shane Warne)

Symonds’ household confirmed his demise and thanked associates and followers for his or her sympathy and help with his spouse Laura voicing her grief on Sunday. 

‘We are nonetheless in shock – I’m simply considering of the 2 children,’ she informed News Corp, referring to Symonds’ daughter Chloe, 4, and Billy, 2.

‘He was simply such a giant particular person and there was a lot of him in his children.’

She and the youngsters flew to Townsville on Sunday morning. 

His passing has shocked the sporting world simply weeks after fellow cricket nice Shane Warne suffered a deadly coronary heart assault whereas on vacation in Thailand in March.

In a shock accident, Symonds’ final Instagram publish was a tribute to his teammate on March 5, hours after Warne’s demise.

‘Devastated, I’m hoping that is all a foul dream I simply can’t get my head round by no means seeing you once more. Love to all of the Warne household I’m speechless,’ he stated. 

His passing has shocked the sporting world just weeks after fellow cricket great Shane Warne suffered a fatal heart attack (pictured, Symonds and Michael Clarke in 2007)

His passing has shocked the sporting world simply weeks after fellow cricket nice Shane Warne suffered a deadly coronary heart assault (pictured, Symonds and Michael Clarke in 2007)

Symonds (pictured in 2005) was one of cricket's most popular characters during his career, before he went on to work as a commentator for Fox Sports

Symonds (pictured in 2005) was one among cricket’s hottest characters throughout his career, earlier than he went on to work as a commentator for Fox Sports

The shut mates spent final New Year’s Eve collectively at The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda, together with their former teammate Michael Hussey.

Symonds was one among cricket’s hottest characters throughout his career, earlier than he went on to work as a commentator for Fox Sports.

He performed 26 Tests between 1999 and 2007 and was a important member of Australia’s one-day aspect that received the World Cup in 2003 and 2007.

The star created a legacy as among the finest all-rounders in a few of Australia’s best groups, in addition to being considered one of the best fielder on the planet at his peak. 

After he left the sport in 2009, Symonds pursued his love of fishing, looking and getting about within the Australian bush within the nation’s tropical north. 

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