Magnolia resident honored by Red Cross

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by Sara


Magnolia resident Todd DeGreen was honored recently by the American Red Cross.   DeGreen is an outdoor enthusiast who has always been serious about being trained and prepared.

Last August, DeGreen led a couple of friends to the top of Mt. Rainier.  On the way down  they spotted abandoned climbing gear and heard a faint whistle. They discovered Hunter Ferguson and his friend in a deep crevasse.  They had fallen in after a snow bridge collapsed. The men had been hanging there for several hours and were wet, cold and exhausted.

With assistance from his friends, DeGreen constructed a complex pulley system and after a number of attempts, he was able to pull out the trapped climbers one-by-one from the crevasse and saved both of their lives.

DeGreen is reflective about the experience. “I’ve become quite a proponent of ongoing education as it relates to that kind of activity because I don’t think it’s to be underestimated.”

DeGreen was one of ten heroes honored by the Red Cross this year.   


  • Snarkbark

    Nice to see a real life hero getting some recognition. Kudos to you Todd!!!

  • DB

    This is Awesome thanks for sharing,… nice to have some great news sometimes

  • Sandy

    Amazing!

  • Bengtastrom

    Not a simple matter to accomplish, Todd. These people are blessed that you were there and knew what to do. Thank God for people like you!

  • rainycitycoffeegirl

    Wow! Was this on the news last year? If not, it should have been! This is definitely newsworthy. I love reading great stories like this. Great work Todd! You are definitely a hero!

  • rainycitycoffeegirl

    Wow! Was this on the news last year? If not, it should have been! This is definitely newsworthy. I love reading great stories like this. Great work Todd! You are definitely a hero!