Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"I Was Like Holy Crap, We're Doomed"

A teen nearly loses his life in a canoeing accident where he was pinned partially under a swamped canoe.

That's NOT funny, but his analysis of the situation is funny since there was a a happy ending.

The AP article follows:

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teenager says he drifted in and out of consciousness as rescuers worked to free him after his canoe capsized and pinned him to the rocks near the crest of a waterfall in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near the Canadian border.
Asher Bloom, 16, of Rochester, was canoeing with a group from Calvary Baptist Church on Tuesday when the boat he and two friends were paddling got sucked into Upper Basswood Falls and hit a rock, causing it to flip.
"I was like holy crap, we're doomed," Bloom said.
Bloom's friends managed to get to safety, but the badly bent aluminum canoe pinned his foot to the rocks near the waterfall's crest, with just his head out of the cold water. He said a group leader eventually reached him and kept his head out of the water while they waited for help to arrive. It took around six hours for authorities to reach and free Bloom in the remote wilderness area, and a few more to put him on a seaplane and get him to the hospital in Ely.

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