In a world where's there's war torn countries, hunger, child abuse.. etc, we sometimes forget about the better things in life.
That's why I'm starting the "feel good" story of the day thread. We should stop sometimes and take a look at the other things taking place
around us to realize there are still good things happening to good people and the not so good things that initially happen but end up being stories of
amazing survivals etc.
Here is today's story :
Forgotten diver saved by Boy Scout
NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) -- A recreational diver forgotten at sea by a boat crew drifted five hours and prayed for his life before a Boy Scout
on an excursion aboard a century-old ship spotted him.
Dan Carlock, 45, was left by his diving group Sunday as he drifted for hours about seven miles offshore.
The spacecraft engineer for Boeing Satellite Systems and three dive buddies entered the water at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, but Carlock had problems
equalizing the pressure in his ears and he fell behind. He tried following his partners' bubbles, but he lost them.
"I figured when the dive was over they would realize I was missing and come looking for me," Carlock said.
But they never came. The boat left and headed for a shipwreck six miles southeast of the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles, said Coast Guard Petty
Officer Collin Croft.
Five hours later, crew trainee Zack Mayberry, 15, stood watch on the stern of the tall ship Argus, which was full of Boy Scouts. The ship had changed
course because of heavy fog.
Mayberry saw something in the water and grabbed his binoculars: About 150 yards away, Carlock's head was sticking out of the water. Mayberry handed
the binoculars to a friend.
The San Diego Boy Scout troop had drilled the rescue procedure the previous day and the rescue operation began. A small motorboat was sent to pluck
Carlock from the sea and he was brought aboard.
[Edited on 29-4-2004 by elevatedone]