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Inmates on work crew save 3 boys from frigid Washington river
Fox News ^ | 2-1-2013 | Unknown

Posted on 02/01/2013 5:42:04 AM PST by OKSooner

Rescue officials say a group of inmates on a prison work crew dove into a fast-moving, frigid Washington state river to save three young brothers who were dumped in the water after their canoe capsized.

KPTV reports the inmate crew from Larch Corrections Center was finishing their work for the day near the river when they heard the children's screams.

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Redemption, anyone?
1 posted on 02/01/2013 5:42:13 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner

Whole milk with dinner tonight!


2 posted on 02/01/2013 5:50:42 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: OKSooner

...at least conjugal visits for them


3 posted on 02/01/2013 5:50:47 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: OKSooner

They’re serving time for non-violent crimes. I don’t know what they did but if there’s a way to review their sentencing, maybe a new release date wouldn’t be out of order here. Just a thought. It’s good to see they have a strong sense of humanity in them.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 6:00:57 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: OKSooner

Considering they are serving time for non-violent crimes I would immediately release them on probation.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:00:57 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: OKSooner
"Just cause we're incarcerated, doesn't mean we're bad people, " he later added. "We made some bad choices in our lives, but we're still, we're just like everybody else. We're just paying our debt for what we did wrong."

Reasonable response, there.

I wonder if the kids were wearing PFDs (not that this would save them from hypothermia), but more to the point, 8 and 10 years old? In January on a flooded river? What was their brother thinking?

6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:03:29 AM PST by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: stuartcr

I hope they aren’t pedophiles. ;-)


7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:07:53 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Tax-chick

A couple of years ago, we had two young kids (13) go out in a canoe in February on a large reservoir. The water was 40 degrees. They capsized (so it is theorized) and being 1,000 feet from shore, hypothermia got them pretty quickly. The search for the bodies was heart-wrenching to watch. Kids just don’t think about things like cold water and ‘what if’ something happens ... I’m sure these kids on the river didn’t either. They got really, really lucky.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 6:13:02 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MissMagnolia
They got really, really lucky.

Yes, they did, and maybe they'll learn something. I'm sure we'll never know, but if the parents approved this canoeing outing for such young children, that's really something. I know my 16-year-old would be in a world of hurt if he put his little brothers in harm's way like that. He's supposed to know better!

9 posted on 02/01/2013 6:21:08 AM PST by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: MissMagnolia

You are certainly right about kids not thinking, “what if something happens?”.

It seems like I’m always telling my kids stories or giving them warnings to think “what if the car breaks down, what if I slipped, what if they don’t show up, etc”.

Many adults also fail to just contemplate the what ifs, going for long scenic drives along untravelled roads, or relying on a precarious piece of equipment to not fail.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:36:22 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: OKSooner

Ok, now that I’ve had my coffee, and got around to reading the article, some time off their sentences seems like a more appropriate response. And whole milk with dinner.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 6:47:57 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: SampleMan

I lost one of my dearest friends ... died in the mountains on a long hike after not properly preparing for the “what ifs” & running into a snow storm. This certainly has changed the way I think about activities, evaluate risks, prepare, etc. I’ve also become more alert to getting caught in a ‘dominoe’ effect or ‘cascading’ of events ... some little thing goes wrong/you make a poor decision and you either don’t realize it or ignore it, the next little thing goes wrong, etc. and compounds the situation and on it goes (this is exactly what happened to my friend). If you don’t recognize that you are in this situation, you likely end up in a non-recoverable place. Adults have a hard enough time with this, much less kids/teenagers who tend to be more impulsive. Training (like survival) helps a lot, but most ‘regular’ kids just don’t get/have it.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 6:56:18 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: muir_redwoods
Early release yes, definitely, but maybe some locals are willing to step up and help them find jobs, maybe housing if needed. Someone to mentor each of them. That's how you thank them for the three young lives they saved.

If the family belongs to a church, the whole parish could sort of "adopt" these threes guys..see that they get a leg up on getting integrated back into society.

13 posted on 02/01/2013 7:14:57 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: OKSooner
Hopefully will get wieghty consideration when their parole hearings come...

14 posted on 02/01/2013 7:39:10 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: OKSooner

i saw this movie.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 7:45:14 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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To: OKSooner

No “prison meatloaf” tonite...


16 posted on 02/01/2013 7:54:14 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: OKSooner

Nice story. God bless them.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 8:04:59 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Tax-chick

In January on a flooded river? What was their brother thinking?

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My husband said something similar. My answer was, “He’s 16. It was an adventure. Sometimes kids do dumb stuff like this.”


18 posted on 02/01/2013 8:06:54 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: MissMagnolia

A while ago (over a year) there was a posting by a FRper capsized hypothermia survivor. As I recall someone saved him as he was going under. Wish I would have saved it.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 8:08:31 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: ken5050

I like the way you think. I hope that is what happens for these guys.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 8:10:04 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red
He’s 16. It was an adventure.

The other boys are 8 and 10. Since they lived, I won't call it "inexcusable," but it's darned close.

21 posted on 02/01/2013 8:22:50 AM PST by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Western Phil

This it? Came up under keyword search for ‘hypothermia’ -got lucky. I think!:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2817470/posts


22 posted on 02/01/2013 9:54:17 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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“... always telling my kids stories... “what if the car breaks down, what if I slipped...”

I do that as well but I add the clean underwear part. If the car breaks down, you should have on clean undies, if I don’t show up... you should have clean undies on”. LOL!


23 posted on 02/01/2013 10:14:55 AM PST by momtothree
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To: MissMagnolia

That is it - thanks for posting.

I had sent it to my son when it was posted.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 10:15:24 AM PST by credo 2
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To: Tax-chick

The other boys are 8 and 10. Since they lived, I won’t call it “inexcusable,” but it’s darned close.

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I am willing to bet that he learned a valuable lesson.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 10:52:18 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: OKSooner

Free them, they proved themselves.


26 posted on 02/01/2013 10:59:46 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: ken5050

I concur, these men deserve a chance.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 11:02:21 AM PST by Bulwyf
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