Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Construction worker rescues drowning woman

She had fallen into the Des Moines river in Iowa when the boat she was crewing with her husband capsized.

Kept afloat by her life jacket, she spent nearly 30 minutes fighting the torrent until a group of building workers spotted her.

One, Jason Oglesbee, was lowered in a makeshift harness suspended from a crane and managed to grab the unnamed woman.

The crane driver was then able to drag the pair to calmer water where a rescue boat was waiting to take her on board.

Her husband was dead when he was pulled from the water.


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