[MOL] [Fwd: FW: It was one of those days!] [02864] Medicine On Line

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Talk of a bad hair day !! Cori.

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From:	Susan Harrison 
Sent:	Monday, February 22, 1999 11:19 AM
To:	Cori Harth
Subject:	FW: It was one of those days!

This was an article in the CALIFORNIA EXAMINER, March 20, 1998
Fire Authorities in California found a corpse in a burnt out section of a
forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire.  The deceased male
was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with a dive tank, flippers, and
face mask. A post-mortem examination revealed that the person died not from
burns but from massive internal injuries. Dental records provided a positive
identification.  Investigators then set about determining how a fully clad
diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.  It was revealed that, on the
day of the fire, the person went for a diving trip off the coast-some 20
miles away from the forest.  The firefighters, seeking to control the fire
as quickly as possible, called in a fleet of helicopters with very large
buckets. The buckets were dropped into the ocean for rapid filling, then
flown to the forest fire and emptied.  You guessed it.  One minute our diver
was making like Flipper in the Pacific, the next the was doing a
breaststroke in a fire bucket 300 feet in the air.  Apparently, he
extinguished exactly 5'10" of the fire. Some days it just doesn't pay to get
out of bed.


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