posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 09:49 AM
a reply to: TechniXcality
Ok Tech, since this is ATS and a special thread related to saving lives, I am going to share news about my friend. First of all I now understand why
Hwy Patrol, Fire and rescue and all the others were not sharing info on the msm about Brian. They are devastated by what actually happened last
Saturday and placed a gag on the story until resolution could be made one way or the other. I guess this is one of the abilities of a small town
where we still put our citizens first...and where all lives truly do matter.
As I stated before a truck driver and Brain were swept off the road in a flash flooding event. It happened in an instant and the 2 people who
happened to be at the right place at the wrong time went through a harrowing experience trying to stay alive until help could arrive.
They both at first were able to use cell phones to call for help. The truck driver was saved, but Brian who's family or part of them arrived were
there to witness their beloved down the now swollen fierce river where before only a small dry creek crossing had been. Hwy Patrol, Police from 2
districts and fire and rescue from several counties arrived and were unable to save Brian, the ropes and cables they had were just not quite long
enough. With the temps plunging fast and the raging rivers clogging up at a bend with debris and downed tree's and all other manner of waste, Brian
hung on even though all of his clothing had been ripped from his body (which were found down stream since) with the rescuers even trying helicopters
with ropes, this all happened so fast but with the large trees in the way of the helicopters, even they were unable to help.
With his family up river watching, scores of friends, neighbors and emergency personnel, Brian could no longer hang on and was swept out of sight. His
body has not been recovered.
Our community is beyond sad, beyond grief for the family and Brians son Josh who has searched endlessly for his Father since last Saturday refusing to
give up, shock and disbelief taking over his ability to reason.
Prayer of compassion for the rescuers and more importantly Brians family who are beyond grief.