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Thank God

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HeinekenMan, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    CNN.com just reported that the North Carolina kid has been found alive. I'm so happy. These things bother me so much.

    I get too wrapped up in these lost in the wilderness stories. I was in the middle of a wilderness by myself about a week ago, and I know the terror you can feel just being alone. And that's without being lost.
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I'm glad he's safe too.

    Seriously, as someone who has spent months in the woods as a scout camp employee, I know how freaked out you can get when you are lost, or when someone you are with is lost. It's pretty scary, especially for a 12year-old kid.
  3. We had a family member go missing in the Montana woods a few years back. I swear, one of the first things I thought of after it had all calmed down was, "Jesus, we're 48 hours away from having CNN on my lawn."
    That media age.
  4. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    I'm very involved in our Boy Scout troop and this hit home as my son is also a Scout.

    When he gets home tonight, I'll be very glad to let him know the lost Scout was found.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Great to see you posting again Rosie.

    And as an ex-Scout, man I was happy with this news.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Man, I know that feeling.

    You know exactly where you are and how to get back to camp or your vehicle. It might even be a spot you've been to hundreds of times. But suddenly that dread sweeps over you for no reason other than you're alone in the woods without a single person nearby.
  7. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Yes. I'm not sure whether it was the seven-foot alligator that lurched forward a feet while I passed 20 feet away along the trail or the fact that the alligator was the last living thing I saw for about 24 hours. Either way, it can be scary. I'll bet that little guy bawled like a baby.

    What had me worried was the reports that he didn't take his pack with him. Without supplies, it would be tough. It makes me wonder where he went without his pack. Maybe he took it off to eat and then was ambushed by some sort of animal. A bear? I read that there isn't much in the way of wildlife out there. But I can't imagine that. Anyway, they've probably already reported what happened.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Then you probably shouldn't read Stephen King's The Girls Who Loved Tom Gordon.
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Who knew Flash had a book named after him?

    BTW--he better have one hell of a year this year. [fantasyhijinx]
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Thank god indeed.

    I can't stand watching local news stories on national TV. Especially when there's a fuckin' war going on.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    North Carolina? There'd be black bears, bobcats, coyotes and perhaps mountain lions.
  12. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    And angry, bitter Duke fans. ;D

    Glad to see the kid is OK.
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