Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This does my heart good

Via Bookworm Room: A woman was pulled from the Des Moines river below a dam by a construction worker hooked to a crane.

A quote from the rescuer, Jason Oglesbee: "They just harnessed me up and dipped me down in the water and I grabbed her and the crane drug her to the boat and that's it," Oglesbee said. "What are you going to do if she's like that? It's no big deal. The whole crew did it."

When asked if he volunteered to be rigged to the crane, Oglesbee said he just happened to be wearing the harness. Joe Lowe operated the crane that suspended Oglesbee above the water.

The regular rescue folks were unable to get close to her so these guys just jumped in and did what had to be done. Gives me some hope....

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