Wednesday, November 12, 2008


People are ignoring the signs and walking the trail. They forget that the Puyallup is a fickle beast. She often appears calm right before she strikes.

Puyallup Fire & Rescue parks their Paramedic Unit in front of our house, followed by a Ladder Truck and the Special Operations Unit. A Puyallup police officer also arrives on scene, along with one of Puyallup Fire & Rescue's chiefs.

A man is in the clutches of the Puyallup River, clinging to a branch jutting from the riverbank. He is rescued, pulled from the water. He is wheeled away on a gurney.

Everyone gathers up their tools and sheds their gear and drives off to deal with others enticed by the roiling black waters.

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