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    Aussie sunbathers rescued, fined after deer run-in

    SYDNEY (AFP) – A pair of sunbathers who ran into bushland after being “startled” by a deer have been rescued, and promptly fined for breaching coronavirus rules, Australian police said yesterday.

    Police said the men had been sunbaking on a remote beach south of Sydney, before they fled into the Royal National Park to escape the animal.

    Emergency services launched a ground and air search after the lost duo called for help shortly after dark on Sunday.

    A 30-year-old man was discovered first on a walking track. A partially clothed 49-year-old was found later.

    “It’s difficult to legislate against idiots,” said New South Wales State Police Commissioner Mick Fuller.

    “But clearly putting people at risk by leaving home without a proper reason… and then getting lost in the national park and diverting important resources away from the health operation, I think they should be embarrassed.”

    The men were fined USD760 for breaking stay-at-home orders by travelling outside Sydney, which is currently in lockdown to curb a growing Covid-19 outbreak.

    They were among more than 40 people fined for breaching health rules in New South Wales state on Sunday, police said.

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