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911 Dispatcher Asks Her Mom To Rescue Kayaker
Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 7:19 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm David Greene.
Raedyn Grasseth might get the award for most creative 911 operator. The Washington state woman dispatched an officer to rescue a stranded kayaker on the Colombia River. The boater was in powerful currents, hanging onto a pile of logs. Grasseth had a feeling she might not be reached in time. And so, she called an experienced kayaker who happened to live nearby, her mother. The dispatcher's mom paddled out and within minutes brought the woman to safety.
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