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Construction worker to the rescue

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

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    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090701/NEWS/907010375

    Sadly, her husband drowned. But thanks to a nearby construction crew, the woman was saved.
     
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  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I nearly posted this. The story is incredible.

    The guy didn't even want to give reporters his name afterwards. He finally did, acted like it was no big deal and then went back to work.

    You gotta love construction workers.

    I'll also never forget that while the firefighters were the first ones to rush into the WTC, the construction workers quickly followed when they realized they were needed.

    Just walked off their jobs, headed to the site & got working.
     
  3. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    And that photog figures to win some awards, doncha think?
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Nope. Picture was cropped at the top too close. The image captures neither the chain nor the majestic rush of the falls.
     
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Or the blue sky. Or the beautiful gardens in Mrs. Jones's front yard down the street.

    Who cares? It's still a great picture.
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking FB was joking.
     
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Oops. I do know some people who would pick that picture apart, though.

    My bad.
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ryan's well on his way to insufferable criticdom. All I had to do was draw him offsides. ;D
     
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  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I once got called for clipping and a late hit on consecutive plays. Not my finest moment, for sure.
     
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  10. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    This was amazing as hell to watch. The construction guys were working on the Principal Financial pedestrian bridge right near Wells Fargo Arena.

    Stick another feather in the cap for my fellow Iowans (gay marriages, Obama, and humility). The TV stations and the Register had to provoke these guys to talk about what they did and their names. They weren't crazy about it, but did it, as long as they got back to work.

    It still stuns me on how many people continue to get on a boat on the Des Moines River thru downtown.
     
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Somebody buy this motherfucker a beer. Dayum!
     
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