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    75 Y.O with Parkinson's Rescues 3 Boaters

    http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/a...WS03/304239968

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    'HE'S A HERO': 75-year-old pulls youths to shore with canoe
    By KELLY WARTH
    TIMES STAFF WRITER
    THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

    HENDERSON ó Three people were saved from drowning Friday in Lake Ontario by a 75-year-old man with Parkinson's disease.

    When Patricia A. Fillingham looked out the window of her home at Windswept Shores and saw three people in a small boat, she knew trouble was coming. Then they all stood up as their paddle boat began taking on water and fell into the 40-degree lake about 500 yards from shore, she said.

    She called 911, but knew rescue crews couldn't arrive in time. Within minutes, her daughter, Beth A. McMahon, Cicero, had pushed the family's canoe over a breakwall and into the water, with the sound of cries for help in the background. Then her husband, Edward J. Fillingham, jumped into the canoe with an oar and some life jackets and paddled out to rescue the stranded boaters.

    What an inspiring story. He truly is a hero.
    Bless the beasts and the children
    For in this world they have no voice,
    They have no choice.

    Iíve gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, keep me here.
    كلي

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    What a lovely story, thanks i needed one....

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    This story brought tears to my eyes. He truly is a hero! God bless him.

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    Truly a touching story. Imagine how proud and happy he feels that he saved the lives of three people. God bless him!

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    Bless the beasts and the children
    For in this world they have no voice,
    They have no choice.

    Iíve gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, keep me here.
    كلي

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    What a hero. It brought tear to my eye. It's wonderful to hear a nice story here once in awhile too. So lovely.

    Thank you

    Always
    Gozgals

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    It's great to hear some good news!



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