Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2006
    Mid-Michigan
    Minelab X 70
    964
    4 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    My wife has taken photos and written a much better story but I have no idea how to post it here.


    Last nite we were monitoring the scanner here at home and heard our local fire dept get toned out for a call about 2 miles from our house .........reported elderly male slid off ice covered road and into a creek. Water coming into the car and he said he was cold and hurry.
    Told wifey......we can beat the rescue folks by many many minutes due to a whiteout and blowing a good 30 to 40 mph winds.
    She said lets go.
    I was dressed w/in 30 seconds and throw my leather boots on and grabbed my Carhart jacket and we were out the door.
    The car was closer than the driver reported, saw tail lights through the blowing snow, jumped out and ran down the steep creek bank and could see someone behind the wheel.
    Didnt have my truck or my first aid kit....chit chit chit.
    We both forgot our cellphones, double fark.
    I went or slid down the creek bank and slid into the water over my knees pulled myself back out and ran to wifeys car, dug out her tire iron and bashed out the passengers rear window to talk to the driver, he said the water is getting deeper, but he wasnt injured.
    Another vehicle stopped, I had asked that fellow to please call 911 and told rescue to expedite and gave the real incident location. Another volunteer firefighter stopped by and he fell into the creek same as me. I pulled him out and then we went with plan B. Another approach!
    We finally got more help there and 2 firefighers and me pulled the gentleman out of the icy water and out of his car. We were pulling him up a snot covered sloped ditch, one of the firefighters slid into the creek.
    Im lying on the slope with the elderly gentleman on top of me, 2 firefighter pulling on me trying to get up the bank as well.
    I thought we all were gonna go back down the bank into the farking creek.
    God bless my wife as she helped carry this hypothermic gentleman through knee deep snow wearing her pajamas and jacket, and get him to saftey.
    We got the gentleman on a back board and into a 4 door pickup.
    Farking ambulance arrived 10 minutes after we got the man in the heated cab of a pickup truck and he should be fine.
    Ambulance arrives, we get him onto the cot, loaded into the ambulance.
    I talked w/the fire chief and the deputy sherrif and told them what me and wifey did and they thanked me and my frozen wife and our wet asses are now were home, trying to dry out our clothes and we both was soaked to the bone.
    But it was a good feeling to us both.

    Guess that should make my momma proud, its a definate miracle for that man on Christmas Eve.

    I think somebody upstairs told us to go and help, and it dont get no better than that IMHO.

    I really needed something other than doing bbq today to make me happy, taking my mind off the loss of mom and actually helping to save another life.

    Mike
    Kace likes this.

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2007
    God's lap
    X-terra 70 ACE 250
    11,346
    55 times

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    That is awesome Mike! So glad you were able to help! That gentleman will not likely ever forget what you guys went through to get him out to safety and warm again. You and your family are in my prayers of course and I am sure you will get a double blessing for your caring heart as well! ~hugsnprayers~

  3. #3
    us
    The Lord Has Risen

    May 2005
    Cherokee Strip
    Cibola
    10,072
    93 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    A Very Very Merry Christmas I think it was meant to be from above but, I also think your mom had a hand in it to!
    This is the day the Lord hath made we shall rejoice and be glad in it!

  4. #4

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    That poor gentleman needed a hero last night. I think he was doubly blessed and got two!

    Wonderful story! Merry Christmas!

    Nana

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2007
    Wisconsin
    1,358
    48 times

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    Great job to you and your wife!
    "Carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance are our greatest enemies."

  6. #6
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
    5,868
    335 times

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    Mike,
    Darned right !
    She is looking down and saying..."That's my boy !"

    Well done,
    Merry Christmas.
    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    nz
    Oct 2006
    New Zealand
    Minelab Sovereign GT
    3,543
    646 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    Arise, Sir Michael and Sir'ess Wife

    Good on you
    Mike.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
    2,315
    9 times

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    That's the way to do it Mike. Mama is proud! Merry Christmas to you and your wife.



    Desertfox
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  9. #9
    us
    Wolfpack Life Member

    Mar 2005
    Stephens City, Virginia
    Treasure Ace250 Tesoro Cibola
    2,567
    40 times

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    We were pulling him up a snot covered sloped ditch, one of the firefighters slid into the creek.
    Im lying on the slope with the elderly gentleman on top of me, 2 firefighter pulling on me trying to get up the bank as well.
    You're Batman, aren't ya

    Excellent work. I'm glad your wife and you heard the scanner. Heros are defined as someone who doesn't concern themselves with life and limb to help someone else. You and your wife's picture should be the new definition.

    DM

  10. #10
    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
    2,243
    382 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    Not Batman..... Aqua Man

    You did a good thing. What goes arround comes arround. Some day, some how you will be rewarded.

    VPR

  11. #11
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
    14,603
    11808 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    YA BUM! Are you and your wife trying to tarnish our dectorists' reputation of doing some good? Watchit in the future bud !.

    Don Jose de La Mancha

    p.s. Should we expect anything less from YOU? Congrats my friend.
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2007
    eastern Oklahoma
    Whites Prizm 11 & White's XLT
    7,837
    81 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story



    "Christmas Miracle Indeed', you both did Good.

    Fossis...............
    fossil hunter Indian Artifact collector MDer Antique collector

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
    Whites XLT / M6
    2,538
    19 times

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    Wow, what a story. That is a Christmas the will be remembered for many many years. Hope the gentleman in the car is OK. Kudos for you and you wife for being there to help.

    Ray S
    Ray S ECenFL

  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,697
    105 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    Well done... God bless you guys.

  15. #15
    us
    Do you have Jesus in your heart?

    Feb 2007
    Kentucky
    Nautilus DMC IIb/White's 6000 Di Pro
    1,895
    7 times

    Re: Christmas Eve Miricale..........True Story

    Sweet. Job well done. Others should be less selfish and help others.
    "Those who love me will keep my word, and my father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." (John 14:23 NRSV)

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0