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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:16 PM

on hunch, fisherman stop to examine damaged tree

On a hunch, fishermen find crash site, 2 sisters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) As their mother lay dead in the middle of the night, a 4-year-old Oregon girl dragged her seriously injured younger sister from a crashed car and the two huddled under a blanket and waited.

With the mangled car stuck deep in the woods, and no skid marks on the highway, the crash site was nearly impossible to detect.

In fact, authorities estimate the sisters were alone in the frigid woods for several hours early Wednesday as many motorists drove past it.

The girls finally got help after two commercial fishermen spotted what appeared from a distance to be a basketball-sized gash in an alder tree along State Highway 401 between Astoria, Ore., and Naselle, Wash. Kraai McClure and Scott Beutler travel the two-lane road frequently, and had a gut feeling something was wrong.

The men slowed down, discussed the situation and decided to turn around and go take a look. McClure said he called 911 to see if there had been any reports of a wreck during the night. There weren't.


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Winger described the fishermen as heroes for acting on their hunch. McClure, however, gave the credit to Aryanna for helping Lylah out of the car and keeping her warm.

"She saved her sister," McClure said. "She was sharp enough. I don't know how she did it or anything else, but something was watching over those little girls."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/On-a-hunch-fishermen-find-crash-site-2-sisters-4298227.php#ixzz2LaeVped0


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Reply on hunch, fisherman stop to examine damaged tree (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 OP
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #1
Historic NY Feb 2013 #2
malaise Feb 2013 #3
Coyotl Feb 2013 #4
roguevalley Feb 2013 #5
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #6
snagglepuss Feb 2013 #7

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:30 PM

1. What a brave little girl! It is so sad that her mother didn't survive. Those poor babies. Thank the

stars those men listened to their instincts, and previous observations, and went to look. The ending could have been so much worse had those girls not been found when they were. Heroes come in all ages and sizes.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:38 PM

2. hum..........

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:42 PM

3. Wow just wow

Lucky girls

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:12 PM

4. On hunch? That was two observant people investigating real evidence. On science

would be a better description of their methodology of discovery.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:17 PM

5. very sad. good little girls. I hope they go on and have a happy life anyway.

I feel for their mother so much.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:05 PM

6. Brave girls, and lucky to be alive

 

I would credit divine providence, but then I would be insulting the dead mother and that's not appropriate.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:11 PM

7. Thanks for posting. So very sad the mom died died but how

wonderful that the children were saved. Kudos to those fine men.

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