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Magnolia resident honored by Red Cross

April 27th, 2011 · 6 Comments

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.

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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.   

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  • 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!