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    Jan 2004

    Prison inmates on work detail in Washington state park save 3 boys from drowning


    Larry Bohn, Nelson Pettis and Jon Fowler, who are inmates at Larch Corrections Center in Washington state, helped save three boys who fell into a creek when their kayak capsized Wednesday.

    Prison inmates on a work crew dove into a freezing, fast-moving creek to save three brothers whose kayak capsized on a creek in Washington state.

    The boys, 8, 10 and 16, were kayaking down Salmon Creek in southwest Washington at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday when the craft flipped and tossed them into the water, local FOX 12 reported.......

    They were really scared," Bohn said. "They kept telling us 'Thank you, thank you' all over again."................

    The inmates, who are serving time for non-violent crimes, said they were doing what anyone else in their situation would have done.

    "You see three helpless kids in a river, you help," Fowler told FOX 12.

    "Just because we're incarcerated doesn't mean we're bad people. We made some bad choices in our lives, but we're still, we're just like everybody else."...........

    Simms said the trio would receive a letter of praise from the assistant secretary of prisons. Prison officials were also looking for a way to honor them............more at link with pictures......

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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    Jun 2004
    Great story! Thank goodness these men were there at the right time and saved those three little boys. And in the frigid ,fast moving water, they risked their own lives. Good job fellas!

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