Sunday, January 1, 2012

I hope people like this are around when I wreck my car in an icy river

Another amazing rescue story in the paper this morning about some passersby who leapt to action to save children from a crash that left their car submerged in an icy river. They literally flipped the car over to get them out! I'm not sure if this is usual news elsewhere in the country, but it happens here quite a bit. These are just some stories from this past year that I can remember:

Passers-by rescue children from car submerged in Utah river
Man arrested for attacking woman in Target parking lot -- this guy was caught shortly after he attacked a woman, she screamed and fought back and others came to her aid.
Bystanders lift SUV off man in wheelchair hit at Salt Lake crosswalk
Heros save man from fiery crash -- this amazing video got national attention
Among the rescuers -- members of a nearby construction crew and college students
So what's the deal? Are people in SLC crazy boy scouts or does the news over-report these stories? Whatever the case, it's really inspiring. People always ask me what it's like to live in Utah, and this is one of those things that you just can't help bragging about.

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