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05-23-2012, 12:55 AM #1
Athenagoddess Member
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http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16232822
A teenager rescued from a waterfall

Quote:Rescuers first tried to reach him by helicopter, but the rock overhanging the shelf prevented them from dropping straight down. Instead, a helicopter crew dropped two rescuers 200 metres below him.

The rescuers climbed above the rock overhang, and then worked as a team - one rappelling down, the other belaying.

As one rescuer rappelled down, he tried to swing under the overhang but his rope, rubbing against the rock, snapped and he plunged into the whitewater.

Only his secondary rope saved him from going over the big falls, and he made it to shore with minor injuries.























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05-23-2012, 02:50 AM #2
yankees skier
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Cool, it's nice to see good stories with all the other stuff happening.

Biere.
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05-23-2012, 03:29 AM #3
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Wow! 8 and a half hours! Tough kid. Cool story. cheers.gif
05-23-2012, 11:25 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Nice save! cheers.gif
05-23-2012, 03:07 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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What kind of piece of shït rope were they using? Anyone who has ever been rappelling can tell you the you want to protect the rope from rubbing the rocks and if you can't you keep a close eye on it. When your ass is hanging over a cliff, the last thing you want is cheap rope or rock abrasions. Well, I guess those are the next to last. The last thing you want is to fall.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-23-2012, 09:18 PM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:9,252 Threads:213 Joined:Feb 2011
I listened to an interview with the Kid
and yes,,
he was very pragmatic and direct.

if any kid could pull it off
that kid was the one.

Now, a Tribute to him



""""Been hangin' this Bluff

all damned day,,

been truely tough

but what can i say,,

I was born to Live life outloud

and adventure has it's risk

can't be no prissy, can't get too proud

can't live in a box, like some coco crisp

Life is fun, when your runnin' down hill

and falling and tumbling against your will

bruised a little, on the inside out

don't stop in the middle on your way out

stand tall and bone up

ride hard and rough

stand down and shut up

if life seems too tuff

cause i'm going for broke

on each and every ride

rollin and sliding

can't live life inside

livin it, til i'm out of rope

then tumbling on

til sunset of life

has sat me down

after my very last ride

FATE,,,,,,,,,,,,, is self manufactured,,,, make it the best you possibly can



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