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Old 07-16-2009   #1
 
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Three cheers for rescue Tubers!

Clear Creek tuber saves teen found facedown in water

By Howard Pankratz
The Denver Post

Posted: 07/16/2009 02:38:24 PM MDT
Updated: 07/16/2009 03:04:52 PM MDT





A man tubing on Clear Creek on Tuesday evening is credited with saving the life of a teenager he found floating facedown in the fast-flowing water.
Matt Mulica had gone to the creek Tuesday after leaving his job with Denver Water.
When he spotted the 17-year-old teenager, he made his way to the boy, swam with the young man to shore and began administering CPR to the teenager, who wasn't breathing and had no pulse, Denver Water said in a news release.
By the time paramedics arrived, the young man was showing signs of life. After being taken to a local hospital, the teenager made a full recovery.
Mulica credits timing for the rescue. He had delayed his tubing departure for several minutes to help a goose in distress.
Prior to getting into the creek, Mulica saw the goose on the shore of the creek separated by a fence from the rest of the flock in Clear Creek.
Because geese are currently molting and can't fly, the goose was stranded. Mulica untied an opening in the fence, herded the goose into the water to join its mates, and then retied the fence.
At that point, Mulica got into his tube and began to go downstream. There, he spotted the lifeless body of the teenager. Howard Pankratz: 303-954-1939 or [email protected]

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Good work, tuber!

The haters will arrive in 5... 4... 3...
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no hate here--that guy deserves a medal!!
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Old 07-16-2009   #4
 
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This man should move to Buena Vista and set up shop on the Ark... He is a SUPERMAN!!!!!!!
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Good work, tuber!

The haters will arrive in 5... 4... 3...

Hats off to him he saved a life, a lot more then most douches on this site will ever do. I'm tubing this weekend in honor...of course my lady in my avatar will as well. She needs a tube from one of those mammoth dump trucks.
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Yay for tubers!

I saw a group of 6 or so tubers putting on Clear Creek (tunnel #1 run) after my lunchtime Black Rock run. No sign of helmets or life jackets. Get that guy up there at once!
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We need to upgrade him to a walmart raft asap!
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Good work, tuber!

The haters will arrive in 5... 4... 3...
There shouldn't be any haters when a person saves another person's life. If there are, that's a sad statement about those haters...

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We need to upgrade him to a walmart raft asap!
I thought a tube IS a Walmart raft?
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walmart raft is higher quality cheap product. tubers use the black tubes walmart rafters use walmart rafts. the little 2 feet blue and yellow oars kick ass.
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Funny you should mention those. I just saw one of those blue and yellow rafts strapped to the top of a car at lunch today. I was wondering where they bought it... LOL
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