Wednesday, June 21, 2006

"Stranded Braunig Lake boaters get unconventional rescue"

If you're on Braunig Lake south of San Antonio, and your boat gets stuck on a cable in a remote area, don't expect a helicopter rescue.

From KENS 5:

[Jessica] Valdez said she and her father were trapped, and when nearby boaters refused to help, she called the lake's office.

"She said, 'Where exactly are you?' and I said, 'I don't know, we're in the lake,'" Valdez said. "And she said, 'If you don't tell me exactly where you are, I can't help you.'"

Valdez said when help finally arrived a couple hours later, it wasn't the lake staff or trained rescue personnel who showed up.

Apparently, the clerk — who was working alone — made a deal with some park visitors. She let them in for free, in exchange for promising to rescue the Valdez family.

A bit strange, but just a bit. Was it really something to alert the media about?

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