Skip to comments.Inmates on work crew save 3 boys from frigid Washington river
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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Whole milk with dinner tonight!
...at least conjugal visits for them
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.
Considering they are serving time for non-violent crimes I would immediately release them on probation.
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?
I hope they aren’t pedophiles. ;-)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
i saw this movie.
No “prison meatloaf” tonite...
Nice story. God bless them.
In January on a flooded river? What was their brother thinking?
My husband said something similar. My answer was, “He’s 16. It was an adventure. Sometimes kids do dumb stuff like this.”
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.
I like the way you think. I hope that is what happens for these guys.
The other boys are 8 and 10. Since they lived, I won't call it "inexcusable," but it's darned close.
This it? Came up under keyword search for ‘hypothermia’ -got lucky. I think!:
“... 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!
That is it - thanks for posting.
I had sent it to my son when it was posted.
The other boys are 8 and 10. Since they lived, I won’t call it “inexcusable,” but it’s darned close.
I am willing to bet that he learned a valuable lesson.
Free them, they proved themselves.
I concur, these men deserve a chance.
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