Message in a bottle helps rescue family trapped on California camping trip | ABC7
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Message in a bottle helps rescue family trapped on California camping trip | ABC7


MEMORY FOREVER. WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT A FAMILIES DRAMATIC RESCUE FROM A RAGING WATERFALL AND HOW A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE MAY HAVE SAVED THEIR LIVES. DAVID: CURTIS WAS HIKING IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST LAST FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND HIS 13-YEAR-OLD SON WHEN THEY GOT TRAPPED IN A REMOTE AREA KNOWN AS THE WATERFALL. ROPES THAT ARE USUALLY FASTENED TO ROCKS TO HELP HIKERS REPEL DOWN WERE MISSING, SO HE CARVED THE WORD “HELP” ON A WATER BOTTLE AND TOSSED IT OVER THE WATERFALL.>>I SAID WE HAVE DONE ALL WE CAN DO. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF WAITING TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT AND WAITING FOR PEOPLE TO COME.>>MY DAD STARTED SHAKING ME. THERE HE IS. THERE HE IS.>>THEY SAID THIS IS SEARCH-AND-RESCUE AND YOU HAVE JUST BEEN FOUND. I FELL TO MY KNEES. DAVID: TWO HIKERS FOUND THE NOTE AND THE BLOTTER. THE NEXT MORNING, A HELICOPTER RESCUE CREW FOUND THE TRIO AND AIRLIFTED THEM TO SAFETY. WHAT A STORY. COLEEN: VERY CLEVER.

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