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Firefighter tells of daring rescue from swift-moving creek

Original post made on Apr 13, 2010

The firefighter who rescued a 74-year-old woman from the water Sunday after her family's car overturned into Walnut Creek said during a news conference in Concord today that teamwork made the rescue possible.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 12, 2010, 6:58 PM

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Posted by Splish Splash
a resident of another community
on Apr 13, 2010 at 8:07 am

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Posted by Lucy
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

Not nice Splish.

What a sad story. I hope they find the father soon. What an angel that rescuer is!

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Posted by Pedal Power
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm

The whole incident speaks very highly of all the emergency services involved.

My thanks go out to the heroic rescuers, including those who braved the water and the helicopter pilot who must have done an outstanding job to get low enough in a built up area.

Coordinating such a rescue on a moving target (3 miles from the original accident) is also worthy of note.

I have often ridden along that part of the Iron Horse Trail; the creek is a fair way down and, being solid concrete, would provide a very hard landing.

My sympathies go out to Janet Hogan for her ordeal, and for her double loss.

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