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Old 03-25-2012, 12:39 PM   #5041
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #5042
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #5043
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:25 PM   #5044
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:26 PM   #5045
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #5046
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Shit, he's alive. Our minds raced at the task in front of us. I looked at Chief Daniel and said. "You know, we may kill him trying to get him out." He did not respond, but I knew he and I were thinking the same thing. Once he came out of his air pocket that was it. We had one chance.

If you look at the picture there is a plume of water halfway down the drop. That is about where the hand was. The EMT took a loop of rope and tied off to the wrist, and we made a plan to pull him back out the way he went in.

The Rescue Squad and Firefighters pulled with all their might. The clear green water started to fill with a white shape and then you could start to make out the shape of a man, then a face and then he stopped.

He face was only a couple inches from the surface. You could see his expression. You could see the panic set in. He wasn't going to make it to the surface. He was stuck, and he was no longer in an air pocket.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:40 PM   #5047
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The EMT jumped down the ladder and cupped his hands over the mans face to try and give him an air pocket, his face was literally an inch from the surface. The man screamed, I'm stuck, roll me over. We twisted his body got his head to the surface and pulled again His body came to the surface and out of the rapid.

Nearly two hours underwater. He was hypothermic, broken ribs, water in his lungs and had a broken wrist (the other one). Other than that he was OK.

It still has a big impact on me to this day and I always slow down a little and reflect as I pass by.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:47 PM   #5048
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That is one of the most fantastic rescue stories I've ever heard.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #5049
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That is one of the most fantastic rescue stories I've ever heard.
WOW! We're all just pinballs bouncing off those rubber bumpers, that guy got a bonus ball. An amazing account. I am surprised it hasn't made one of those TV shows about stuff like that.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #5050
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An amazing account. I am surprised it hasn't made one of those TV shows about stuff like that.

Oh they called....

The guy was really nice, quiet and reserved. You could tell he had been through enough and didn't want any more attention and we respected that. When the TV people called I just told them it wasn't my story to tell. He and his dad came by the department a month or so afterward to give a personal thanks.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #5051
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #5052
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Oh they called....

The guy was really nice, quiet and reserved. You could tell he had been through enough and didn't want any more attention and we respected that. When the TV people called I just told them it wasn't my story to tell. He and his dad came by the department a month or so afterward to give a personal thanks.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #5053
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:23 AM   #5054
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So What Else Have I Missed?

I just logged in after a few days away from the computer to check out the tag situation. DD, you've gotten the old tag, displayed the coolest bike I've seen in quite a while, and told one of the most amazing local tales ever. That's some sort of hat trick.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #5055
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