Watch: The Moment Ross Clarke-Jones Became the First Person Emergency Evacuated From Australian Survivor
Ross Clarke-Jones was certainly on one hell of a roll in Australian Survivor. A member of the majority alliance who also managed to fly under the radar, it seemed safe to assume the big wave surfer would cruise through the merge and into the late stages of the game. But, it all game crashing down, quite literally, on last night's episode.
It all started with a seemingly straight forward immunity challenge. The task was to swing on a Tarzan style rope from one platform to another. Sounds simple, right? Well, that was until the rope in question gave way as Ross was mid-swing, and caused him to fall to the ground. As he cried out in pain, the show's medical team swarmed him, and decided it was for the best that he was removed from the challenge for medical examination.
As if that wasn't emotional enough, it was discovered that Ross had broken his ankle in the fall, and would need to be permanently removed from the game for the treatment. Thus, through no fault of his own, Ross became the first person in Australian Survivor history to be medically evacuated from the game. The devastated reactions from his tribe mates is a testament to both his social game and who he is as a person. True to form, Ross remained his larrikin self even in the most unfair of circumstances, and comforted his fellow contestants over his untimely departure.
Check out his memorable farewell below.