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Old 07-16-2009   #11
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Let me tell you what. i own one and hit the park all the time with it.. boof and release. twice as low in the water as a kayak making everything twice as big and better than swimming. walmart rafts are the next kayaks.

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Old 07-16-2009   #12
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This man is a hero, I would have left the damn goose to suffer alone and fight it out. Not to mention the heroism in bringing a dead man back to life!

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Old 07-16-2009   #13
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A goose AND a teenager, WOW!!!

Bet he doesn't have a bad attitude like Seanlee either.

Here is a guy I would gladly boat with!
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Old 07-17-2009   #14
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It doesn't say if the rescuer had a PFD on or not, but wouldn't be ironic if by not having a PFD on, he was able to reach the boy in a faster amount of time which may have made the difference. I know I swim faster without my pfd.

Also, interesting that the article spent more time talking about the goose rescue than the boy rescue. Saving animals is always more important to media types.
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Old 07-17-2009   #15
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Does anyone know more info-how the kid got to be face down, how long he was unconscious?
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Old 07-17-2009   #16
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And where?
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Old 07-17-2009   #17
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I walked up from Library hole shortly after this happend. The guys surfing at rodeo saw a limp man put on a stretcher and driven away, so it couldn't have been too far down from rodeo. They thought it was a tuber who hit his head after a flip. There were lots of "I knew this would happen with so many tubers" etc. Pretty ironic in the end it was a tuber that made the save.
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Old 07-17-2009   #18
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Evidently the kid was messing around near the rope swing, hit his head on a rock and went under. I saw the kid the other day talking to reporters and he looked fine. See video here:

Man Rescues Unconscious Teen From Near-Drowning In Clear Creek - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
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Old 07-17-2009   #19
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WHAT!?! A molting goose stuck on the wrong side of the fence. Then not only did he reunite the geese but he went back and repaired the fence? Then he went and pulled the kid out of the river and worked up a little CPR magic? I imagine most girls laugh at him when he tells that story but I hope that night he found someone who believed him because that is amazing!....and he FIXED THE FENCE!!! Who does that? Congrats and I hope he bought a lotto ticket too because he could do no wrong that day
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Mr. C,
Thanks for posting this excellent news, it is a good story and congrats to the rescuee, rescuer and those who love them both for a positive outcome. What I don't understand is how you have the ability to dimish a good story by referring to all the folks who hang out here as "douches" and how none of us would ever rise up and rescue someone in trouble. I cannot tell you how much I personally resent those words. It is my opinion that you owe everyone on this board an apology for your direct and vulgar assassination. If you cannot man up to this, perhaps you should go away.

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