Fri, Mar 17, 2006
Thanks For The Help... Now, Back To Fishing
A deputy sheriff in Lake County, FL made a pretty impressive
rescue Thursday morning, jumping from a helicopter over Lake
Griffin to rescue a man who had fallen out of his fishing boat.
John Smith, 71, was clinging to the side of his boat about two
miles from shore, as his wife called for help, the sheriff's office
told the Orlando Sentinel. Rescuers couldn't see the boat from
land, so the helo was dispatched to lend a hand.
The helicopter's copilot, Deputy Bruce Doyle, saw Smith
struggling to stay afloat as they flew overhead. The deputy then
jumped in the water, and swam over to help Smith back onto the
Once safely back onto his boat, Smith reportedly refused any
medical treatment -- and then got back to the task at hand,
The FAA registry lists three army-surplus Bell OH-58 helicopters
(above) registered to the Lake County Sheriff's Department, as well
as one Piper Super Cub.
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