(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Boy plucked from Wallace Falls

  1. #1
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,202
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Boy plucked from Wallace Falls

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...rescue21m.html

    The 13-year-old Burien boy who was rescued Sunday from a ledge just feet from 265-foot Wallace Falls said that he's fortunate he walked away from the ordeal with little more than cuts and scrapes on his feet."I feel lucky I got through it all," William Hickman said Monday from his home. "I think the rescuers should feel like heroes; they saved me. I'm lucky to be alive."
    Anyone that has hiked to Wallace Falls knows how scary that must have been. I remember standing at the top of the Falls when the water was lower, and the sheer height of the falls does funny things to your head. I can't imagine being swept down a rapids in the Spring melt-off toward the drop off of the falls. When river rafting, they tell you to go down feet first and feel the rocks coming up at you. They always say to keep your head up so that you don't swim head first into a rock and knock yourself out. This boy remembered this advice from a book that he had read. It saved him big time.



    A look at the falls in late Summer.

    Last edited by Terry; 05-31-2012 at 11:15 AM.

  2. #2

    Default

    What a lucky kid!

  3. #3
    General Engineering Contractor ballvalve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    northfork, california
    Posts
    3,261

    Default

    I have about that same fall on my property, and amazingly no one has yet to die here. But Yosemite eats up about 10 asian tourists a year.

Similar Threads

  1. Hiking Wallace Falls in Gold Bar Washington
    By Terry in forum Computers and Stuff
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2009, 01:57 PM
  2. On the Canadian side of Niagra Falls...........
    By Howard Emerson in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-21-2008, 04:03 AM
  3. bowel water level falls
    By astro46 in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-18-2006, 07:14 PM
  4. water level niether rises/falls during a flush
    By slicey in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-30-2005, 02:53 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •