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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Suck on this

A Daly City man was rescued by helicopter from a wooded hillside on San Bruno Mountain after he became trapped while trying to retrieve his model airplane, authorities said Tuesday.

The 44-year-old man, who was not identified, called 911 on his cell phone about 6:45 p.m. Monday, saying it was dark and he couldn't make his way down the hill. Daly City firefighters summoned a Coast Guard helicopter, which arrived a half hour later.

The rest here.


mykart wrote:
Help! I am trapped on a big hill in the dark. Somebody save me!

strad wrote:
So. . . you're stuck on the mountain. What's wrong with being stuck outside overnight in a mild climate? Just wait it out until morning and hike out. You had a cell phone to tell your family where you are and not to worry about you.

badstink wrote:
He should have called Dominos and ordered a pizza. They deliver. Then he could have followed the pizza dude down the hill.

chris_thorne wrote:
I have, on my keyring, an AMAZING HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVICE, which I expect will at some point in the near future be available for retail purchase, and which will be offered under the trade name of "flashlight". This "flashlight" device actually enables me to navigate in the dark! Thank goodness for the march of progress. I was getting tired of having to constantly call the Coast Guard to send a taxpayer-funded rescue helicopter at $5,000 per flight hour to rescue me when the sun went down. Darn that sun. It's always doing that. So unpredictable. Now if I could only invent an AMAZING HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVICE to *warn* me when it was getting close to the time that the sun would go down. Perhaps... a miniature clock, held on to my wrist with a strap. I could call it -- a "watch". Sound promising to any of you?

str8nochsr wrote:
That's why a helicopter flew through my living room last night. I saw all the commotion and then this copter comes roaring right over my house. I'm taking my dog up there to find this moron's paper airplane so he can tear it to pieces and pee on the fragments.

warmuse wrote:
No wonder California is broke. We are beset with morons. He could have toughed it out overnight. I hike that mountain once or twice or month. No way does it justify a helicopter rescue. I could have been there in 30 minutes with flashlights and some granola bars.


A like-minded acquaintance once described cell phones as adult pacifiers.
How apt.

Somebody look at me!
Somebody listen to me!
Somebody save me!

Wah! Wah! Wah!

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