Dar­ing res­cue

The Covington News - - OPINION -

The Al­covy River, es­pe­cially with all the rain we have had lately, is an al­lur­ing at­trac­tion. But hid­den by that beauty is a danger­ous flow of wa­ter that has caused the death of one young soul re­cently and could eas­ily have claimed three more lives last week­end.

Three uniden­ti­fied peo­ple who were at­tempt­ing to tube down the river through danger­ous white­wa­ter rapids found them­selves stranded in the mid­dle of the swirling Al­covy, cling­ing per­ilously to some rocks.

A fourth mem­ber of their party went to seek help and for­tu­nately ran into kayak­ers Josh Low­ery, Justin Hodges, Moana Has­san and Lee Court. All four didn’t hes­i­tate to put them­selves in dan­ger. They pulled off a ma­jor res­cue.

We are for­tu­nate that we have such peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.

Though it might some­times seem like the folks in our com­mu­nity who get all the head­lines are the ones who break or skirt the law, it’s com­fort­ing to know that peo­ple like Low­ery, Hodges, Has­san and Court rep­re­sent the ma­jor­ity.

They truly are Home­town Heroes.

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