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Teens sucked into drainage culvert come out battered, but alive [AMAZING Hurricane Isaac Story!]
Sun Herald ^ | August 31, 2012 | Karen Nelson

Posted on 09/01/2012 6:09:18 PM PDT by WXRGina

JACKSON COUNTY -- Parker Isaacson and Chesney Cummins had no idea that playing in the swift-running water that was draining off Wolf Ridge Road in their neighborhood Thursday could cost them their lives.

They saw it as the best place to ride their inner tubes.

The water was more than a foot or two deep at the intersection of Wolf Ridge and Timber Ridge Drive in the Three Rivers community. It was running high and strong and it was swirling swiftly in one spot. All the more fun.

But what was causing the swirl was a culvert they couldn't see beneath the water that had been installed by the county for drainage.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
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This is an amazing story--Hurricane Isaac on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Thank the Lord these kids are alive.

This story reads like a horror adventure movie!

1 posted on 09/01/2012 6:09:19 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina

Oh my Good Lord! That would scare the absolute Hell out of me.

I cannot believe they lived either.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 6:15:16 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Just reading the story made me gasp for air!


3 posted on 09/01/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

I am glad they survived their adventure but there was no hurricane Isaac. It was a tropical storm.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 6:22:07 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: WXRGina

Were they new to the area and ignorant of the presence of the culvert? Did they have no clue that rapid water in the middle of seeming nowhere had to be going somewhere?

Even relatively still waters could hide a situation like a manhole cover that had earlier washed off, and a wader in the area could find himself in a watery grave by surprise. But moving waters? Well it’s fortunate that they lived.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 6:26:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Dude, I almost drowned in a creek this year. Water is dangerous, that’s all I can say.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 6:28:14 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

At least in a creek if you could swim you’d likely end up OK. (They say if you get caught in a rip tide at the ocean shore, swim parallel to the shore rather than trying to fight it at that spot.) Falling into the entrance of a strongly flowing drain pipe... fat lot of good swimming would do you. You would have to pray a prayer like Jonah in the belly of the fish. They were very fortunate it wasn’t plugged with debris that would have kept them from coming out the end.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 6:34:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: WXRGina

Somebody alert Mr. Rogers. It seems you can get sucked down the drain.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 6:34:48 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; ...

Still waters run deep ping


9 posted on 09/01/2012 6:36:40 PM PDT by WKB (After 4 years of Obama I am ready for a little R and R!!)
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To: svcw

Isaac qualified as a hurricane for a little more than 24 hours.


10 posted on 09/01/2012 6:39:36 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: svcw
I am glad they survived their adventure but there was no hurricane Isaac. It was a tropical storm.

Yes, it was tropical storm strength over here in Mississippi with wind gusts only into the 60 mph range (it went right over our heads where we live right off the beach in Gulfport--hundreds of tornadoes and all), but it's "official name," as it was sitting over us for more than a day, is Hurricane Isaac.

Regardless, this is an amazing story.

We were here when Katrina hit and wiped out the Mississippi Gulf Coast, so--yes--we know what a damned hurricane is.

11 posted on 09/01/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Oh, so fast I missed it.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 6:42:03 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: WXRGina

It doesn’t even need a hurricane to drop enough H2O to get flooding, fully flowing culverts, and the like. I saw it happen in Chicago, in 1989.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 6:43:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: WXRGina

1989 ... er, make that 1987. Old fogie memory.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 6:45:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Right! The point is the 12 to 15+ inches of rain that fell on this area (in Louisiana, they got closer to 2 feet of rain).


15 posted on 09/01/2012 6:48:25 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Yep, no kidding.

When I was a kid I had a dream that I got stuck in an underwater cave at a river my parents took us swimming at over the summer. I remember during the dream I couldn’t breathe. Terrible nightmare.

When I read this that dream immediately returned to my mind. Trapped in the dark with nothing but water...now that is a primal fear.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Oh, Chris, the nightmares can be so vivid and long-lingering!

Primal, indeed!


17 posted on 09/01/2012 8:00:31 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Darwin Award runners up. It’s not often that someone does something that stupid and survives.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 9:45:39 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: HiTech RedNeck
You could, you know, click the article. Parker, the boy, arrived there in April from another state.

His mother had warned them not to play around there but they didn't listen. He was only involved because he tried to rescue the girl.

19 posted on 09/02/2012 12:15:48 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: WXRGina

We see similar stories during a lot of thunderstorm/flash-flood scenarios and during hurricane stories. They don’t always have the same happy ending, but it seems that folks never learn from the mistakes of others and so it goes on...


20 posted on 09/02/2012 3:01:35 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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Praise God they lived through their adventure.

Glad I never did anything perilously fun and stupid. /s


21 posted on 09/02/2012 11:13:29 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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