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Off duty firefighter saves two drowning men

Post by News Tribune Staff on May 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm with No Comments »
May 4, 2008 2:16 pm

Here’s the press release:

SPANAWAY, WA – Firefighters from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to a reported capsize boat at the south end of Spanaway lake late Saturday afternoon. Before Firefighters could respond, a off duty firefighter from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, who lives on the south end of Spanaway lake, looked out his window and saw the two men in distress. He and his wife alerted authorities and quickly ran to their dock and launched their boat. They were able to get the two men, who were from the Midland area, out of the water and to the shore. When the on duty Firefighters arrived, they found the two men very cold and tired, but without injuries! The men were taken to their homes by Firefighters who also retrieved their boat and most of their belongings. Battalion Chief Michael Kondra stated “they were extremely lucky, as there was no one else on that end of the lake, and if it had not been for someone who just happen to be looking out their window and saw them struggling in the water, and had a boat to quickly make the rescue, this could have had a very tragic ending”

Pierce County
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