23 June 2006
"The Washing of the Water"
I really don't have much to say here. I am kind of standing besides myself here.
Over the past two days, Northern Ohio has received so much rain, that it has been the worst flooding in over 35 years.
Several counties have been declared disaster areas. Hundreds of people have been told to flee their homes and evacuated. The Northern part of the state has been left in ruins.
On Thursday, Two kids thought that they could take their Jeep past a barrier and make it across the raging flood waters in a town about fifteen miles south. Getting stuck, they felt thier lives in danger, vacated the vehicle, and clung to a tree untill help came.
In the water went a diver from the local fire department attempting to rescue the two youths as their fear grew and the water rose.
The diver got caught by the current.....
And never came back up.
Tied to a rope line, his fellow firefighters pulled him in only to find him lifeless and still.
With a raging urgency to revive their commrade, the heroic attempts made to save his life on scene and en route to the hospital remained fueled and anticipant.
At the hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Below is the article if you care to read it.
To all my fellow brothers and sister out there...Please be careful...I am thinking of you.
Rounding Third and Heading Home,