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(CBC)   While his father, brother and uncle died around him, he collected water and sap from the nearby pine needles to keep the one remaining survivor alive   (cbc.ca) divider line 61
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2010-07-19 04:04:27 AM
Incredible. I can't think I'd be anything but bitter and spiteful- if I was still sane at all- after such a tragedy. Being made into the hero-of-the-week probably isn't helpful for the kid's long-term psychological recovery, either, or so I would imagine.
 
2010-07-19 04:38:29 AM
Churchill2004: Incredible. I can't think I'd be anything but bitter and spiteful- if I was still sane at all- after such a tragedy. Being made into the hero-of-the-week probably isn't helpful for the kid's long-term psychological recovery, either, or so I would imagine.

Barring some form of helpful shock, I would be in no position after losing my family to then attempt to nurse my uncle back to health.

Good on ya, kid.
 
2010-07-19 05:17:25 AM
Enjoy your well earned 15 minutes of fame kid. Get laid a lot.
 
2010-07-19 07:18:40 AM
Have you ever tasted pine sap? You'd remember if you had. That shiat is nasty. I've never heard of it being used as a food before, either. Glue, fuel, things like that, yes.

I think he was really trying to glue his uncle's mouth shut ;)
 
2010-07-19 07:34:41 AM
dust in my eyes, must be.
 
2010-07-19 07:35:29 AM
Rescued nine hours later. Wow, im sure you were in a severe dehydrated state.

Having said that, congrats on surviving
 
2010-07-19 07:38:14 AM
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2010-07-19 07:38:42 AM
mugachino: Rescued nine hours later. Wow, im sure you were in a severe dehydrated state.



Another few hours and he'd have been dining on man-flesh.
 
2010-07-19 07:40:03 AM
Cheers to you kid.A hero in my books for be able to keep from completely falling apart and managing to save at least one person. Most people would go farking sideways.
 
2010-07-19 07:40:31 AM
Oh the dangers of being rich.
 
2010-07-19 07:41:02 AM
SpinStopper: Have you ever tasted pine sap? You'd remember if you had. That shiat is nasty. I've never heard of it being used as a food before, either. Glue, fuel, things like that, yes.

I think he was really trying to glue his uncle's mouth shut ;)


It's not *THAT* bad. I used to chew spruce gum, basically just sap from a pine tree, back when I was a young "Barkeater".

You can still buy it.
 
2010-07-19 07:45:03 AM
Hatchet?
 
2010-07-19 07:46:20 AM
This is appropriately more Les Stroud than Bear Grylls.
 
2010-07-19 07:47:20 AM
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2010-07-19 07:49:18 AM
inthemiddleofitall: Cheers to you kid.A hero in my books for be able to keep from completely falling apart and managing to save at least one person. Most people would go farking sideways.

no, no the wouldn't. He pulled someone out of the wreckage, he didn't perform open heart surgery with a pine cone.
 
2010-07-19 07:49:25 AM
inthemiddleofitall: Cheers to you kid.A hero in my books for be able to keep from completely falling apart and managing to save at least one person. Most people would go farking sideways.

This.

That is amazing presence of mind not to just to get himself out, but to get the two who were still alive out and render what care he could for 9 hours, not even knowing when rescue might come.
 
2010-07-19 07:51:36 AM
Not bad. Not exactly David Kootook, but not bad.
 
2010-07-19 07:52:41 AM
makes me proud to be a canadian. he resisted the urge to feed on the goo inside thier heads.
 
2010-07-19 07:53:28 AM
pippi longstocking: Oh the dangers of being rich.

Rich?

I don't think you have to be considered "rich" to charter a single engine prop floatplane to hold 5 people going on a fishing trip. Even if the cost was $1000 to charter the plane, which I doubt it was that high, that's only $200 a person.
 
2010-07-19 07:57:53 AM
inthemiddleofitall: Cheers to you kid.A hero in my books for be able to keep from completely falling apart and managing to save at least one person. Most people would go farking sideways.

How do we know he didn't do that at first? He could have freaked out for half an hour, or even a couple hours, before settling down and doing what he needed to do.

Plus, I think you have a low opinion of most people. Most well-adjusted people when confronted with this kind of thing do pretty well emotionally. They might make bad choices from a survival standpoint, but that's more likely due to a lack of training and thought about the subject beforehand than flat-out losing your mind panic.
 
2010-07-19 07:59:38 AM
Good on the kid, at least he didn't have to chop down any power lines to bring rescuers to his location.
 
2010-07-19 08:22:32 AM
de Havilland Beaver

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2010-07-19 08:24:11 AM
Iron Chef Scottish: mugachino: Rescued nine hours later. Wow, im sure you were in a severe dehydrated state.

Another few hours and he'd have been dining on man-flesh.


Once you hit the twelve hour mark you have to take drastic measures to survive.
 
2010-07-19 08:26:48 AM
Could've been worse. He could've been flying with his soccer teammates in the Andes...
 
2010-07-19 08:35:37 AM
Pilot Gaby Boivin radioed Air Saguenay, saying he was making an emergency landing after encountering bad weather. Those were the last words Air Saguenay heard.

Transportation Safety Board officials said Saturday that conditions were foggy when the plane crashed.

Investigators spent Sunday examining the wreckage but said it will take days to determine the exact cause.


Hmmm.... Emergency landing in unknown terrain in heavy fog, hits the side of a mountain... Yup; that's a stumper.
 
2010-07-19 08:42:51 AM
Most people will help others in an emergency. If you're the type that wouldn't, then you're a sociopathic freak of nature who deserves internet cock-punching, and the consequences will never be the same.
 
2010-07-19 08:44:45 AM
from the picture, it looks like one of the x-men were involved in the rescue.
 
2010-07-19 08:50:23 AM
Are we sure they all didn't die and just made up the entire farking story for a TV show or whatever the hell that was???
 
2010-07-19 09:10:54 AM
bobbarker02: This is appropriately more Les Stroud than Bear Grylls.

If he was Bear Grylls, he'd simply have the camera crew set up the shots and gather the sap and dew so he could pretend to do it all himself..
 
2010-07-19 09:13:40 AM
inthemiddleofitall: Cheers to you kid.A hero in my books for be able to keep from completely falling apart and managing to save at least one person. Most people would go farking sideways.

Why do you say that? Because anytime something unexpected that required me to go into emergency mode has happened (a car strikes another car's rear bumper on a wet interstate causing the car to spin out across three lanes of traffic right in front of my car) my thoughts have become very calm and focused.

I would honestly have been more surprised if the kid had completely lost it, wandered off into the woods and been eaten by a mountain lion. It would seem that in situations like the boy's one would be more likely to respond appropriately because all distractions would be completely eliminated. You wouldn't be thinking about you bills, job or schoolwork, only what you need to do to survive.
 
2010-07-19 09:20:01 AM
Good thing he had that hatchet with him.
 
2010-07-19 09:21:25 AM
Kid from the city might have curled up in a ball and died, but most folks from Canada outside of the huge urban centers can last a day without eating and gather water.

I'm not taking away from his courage, but if they are hunters and fisherman then it is too bad they died on impact. Otherwise, they would probably have a nice campfire going and be talking about the fish they would have caught when rescue arrived.
 
2010-07-19 09:30:51 AM
He's got all of them fooled.

He knew that with the bodies he already had, some of them cooked, some raw, he'd be able to eat well that night, plus dry a significant amount of jerky for later use.

But if he kept the others alive for a few days, he'd have more time to process the meat he already had, because until they died they wouldn't really start to rot.

The ideal schedule would have been to keep the others alive until the first bodies were processed and there had been time to make some sort of weapons and tools from the split, fire hardened bones. A good flensing knife is a godsend if you've been dressing out overweight Canadians with nothing but your teeth and a pocketknife, let me tell you.

Once he'd finished storing the take from the first bodies, he could have let the others expire one at a time, in a schedule optimized for his convenience, and processed their remains as well. He'd have kept them insensate with some wild herbs, the taste of which he'd disguise with pine sap. Then with an ample supply of the choicest meat he could pile the offal near the plane as a trap for bears. He'd have his pick of bear with his bone spear and the hardiness brought by his high protein diet, and after that he'd have even more meat and fresh bearskins for making a couch.

The few bears he let go free would scatter the remains and cover any signs of his butchery.

After that, all he had to do was wait for rescue, sewing his couch with human sinew and bear skin and chewing jerky. Smart kid. Real smart.
 
2010-07-19 09:41:11 AM
$20 CDN says he was the only one wearing his seatbelt.
 
2010-07-19 09:42:51 AM
AccuJack: After that, all he had to do was wait for rescue, sewing his couch with human sinew and bear skin and chewing jerky. Smart kid. Real smart.

Where do you live? I'd like to know so I can avoid ever beeing within a hundred miles of that place.
 
2010-07-19 09:54:45 AM
AccuJack: He's got all of them fooled.

He knew that with the bodies he already had, some of them cooked, some raw, he'd be able to eat well that night, plus dry a significant amount of jerky for later use.

But if he kept the others alive for a few days, he'd have more time to process the meat he already had, because until they died they wouldn't really start to rot.

The ideal schedule would have been to keep the others alive until the first bodies were processed and there had been time to make some sort of weapons and tools from the split, fire hardened bones. A good flensing knife is a godsend if you've been dressing out overweight Canadians with nothing but your teeth and a pocketknife, let me tell you.

Once he'd finished storing the take from the first bodies, he could have let the others expire one at a time, in a schedule optimized for his convenience, and processed their remains as well. He'd have kept them insensate with some wild herbs, the taste of which he'd disguise with pine sap. Then with an ample supply of the choicest meat he could pile the offal near the plane as a trap for bears. He'd have his pick of bear with his bone spear and the hardiness brought by his high protein diet, and after that he'd have even more meat and fresh bearskins for making a couch.

The few bears he let go free would scatter the remains and cover any signs of his butchery.

After that, all he had to do was wait for rescue, sewing his couch with human sinew and bear skin and chewing jerky. Smart kid. Real smart.


I'm never going "camping" with you, you magnificent bastard :P
 
2010-07-19 10:00:16 AM
Molavian: Iron Chef Scottish: mugachino: Rescued nine hours later. Wow, im sure you were in a severe dehydrated state.

Another few hours and he'd have been dining on man-flesh.

Once you hit the twelve hour mark you have to take drastic measures to survive.


Hell, if it was me at the twelve hour mark I would have already started raping the corpses for companionship and tied the testicles together to make a set of Bolos for hunting.
 
2010-07-19 10:09:42 AM
Molavian:
Once you hit the twelve hour mark you have to take drastic measures to survive.


What?
I lasted longer than in college when my mac/cheese stash ran out and I had spent my last $5 on beer instead of a weeks worth of more M-N-C.
 
2010-07-19 10:14:59 AM
TheSignPost: Most people will help others in an emergency. If you're the type that wouldn't, then you're a sociopathic freak of nature who deserves internet cock-punching, and the consequences will never be the same.


*Read read read*
*pause*
*cough-laugh-cough-spit*

/Coffee, keyboard.
//Ya done goofed!
 
2010-07-19 10:33:30 AM
SpinStopper: Have you ever tasted pine sap? You'd remember if you had. That shiat is nasty. I've never heard of it being used as a food before, either. Glue, fuel, things like that, yes.

I think he was really trying to glue his uncle's mouth shut ;)


He learned his lesson from the others, that's when he started using the water!!
 
2010-07-19 10:55:39 AM
What I don't get is the comment on the site that said that he's no hero. I mean, he's a kid, he saw he just went through an extremely traumatic event by adult standards, and no matter if he was crying the whole time or doing it all "strong and silent". It's pretty awesome what he did. Even according to the boy's aunt, Marcelle Guay. "He's extraordinary. He saved my husband and tried to save the others."

He's a fifteen year old boy who just went through a plane crash, watched his own father die, dragged his corpse out of the wreckage, but still went back to try and save the others and some guy on the site is saying he's no hero and is giving a thumbs down to everyone who praises him? I don't get it.

You don't think he's a hero. Fine. But why go public about it on the website? You know the kids going to read it. Why not just keep it to yourself? Hasn't he been through enough? Why do it right there on the news article about the incident and then bother to "disagree" with every single comment that praises the kid? That takes a lot of patience and effort. Why bother?
 
2010-07-19 11:19:34 AM
*Other* remaining survivor. Because, you know, he survived, too.
 
2010-07-19 11:21:19 AM
Masquerader317: Why do it right there on the news article about the incident and then bother to "disagree" with every single comment that praises the kid? That takes a lot of patience and effort. Why bother?

Because people can be a-holes. Of the 100k people who may read the article it only takes 1 verbal douchebag crying for attention to act the "anti" and get the attention, negative or otherwise, that he/she so craves.
 
2010-07-19 11:34:17 AM
I was part of a search and rescue team in college. One of my first missions was a body recovery from a small plane crash in the mountains of Colorado (the impact was so strong that parts of the plane made it hundreds of feet up the mountain, the tail section actually bent 180 degrees to face forward on impact). That anyone survived is a miracle, that this kid saved his uncle is even more impressive. Don't care what some of you idiots claim, this is not a standard reaction that anyone would have to such an extreme circumstance, expecially not at 15. Everyone would like to think that they would do the same thing, but you never know until you're faced with such a traumatic and trying situation. Even trained responders can succomb to despondency, hopelessness, and sorrow under the worst conditions. Hero tagg is well earned.
 
2010-07-19 11:40:42 AM
SpinStopper: Have you ever tasted pine sap? You'd remember if you had. That shiat is nasty. I've never heard of it being used as a food before, either. Glue, fuel, things like that, yes.



ew i came to say this...
 
2010-07-19 11:41:49 AM
FTFA
"The de Havilland Beaver was travelling toward Lac des Quatres from Lac Morang."

Too bad they Lac des Altitude.
 
2010-07-19 11:49:15 AM
SpinStopper: Have you ever tasted pine sap? You'd remember if you had. That shiat is nasty. I've never heard of it being used as a food before, either. Glue, fuel, things like that, yes.

I think he was really trying to glue his uncle's mouth shut ;)


Never had the Greek wine retsina I take it?
 
2010-07-19 11:51:05 AM
dittybopper: SpinStopper: Have you ever tasted pine sap? You'd remember if you had. That shiat is nasty. I've never heard of it being used as a food before, either. Glue, fuel, things like that, yes.

I think he was really trying to glue his uncle's mouth shut ;)

It's not *THAT* bad. I used to chew spruce gum, basically just sap from a pine tree, back when I was a young "Barkeater".

You can still buy it.


www.lynchtown.com

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2010-07-19 12:14:02 PM
What I don't get is the comment on the site that said that he's no hero. I mean, he's a kid, he saw he just went through an extremely traumatic event by adult standards, and no matter if he was crying the whole time or doing it all "strong and silent". It's pretty awesome what he did. Even according to the boy's aunt, Marcelle Guay. "He's extraordinary. He saved my husband and tried to save the others."

He's a fifteen year old boy who just went through a plane crash, watched his own father die, dragged his corpse out of the wreckage, but still went back to try and save the others and some guy on the site is saying he's no hero and is giving a thumbs down to everyone who praises him? I don't get it.

You don't think he's a hero. Fine. But why go public about it on the website? You know the kids going to read it. Why not just keep it to yourself? Hasn't he been through enough? Why do it right there on the news article about the incident and then bother to "disagree" with every single comment that praises the kid? That takes a lot of patience and effort. Why bother?


The site mods have removed the a**holes comment - what a douchebag (or COLOSTOMYBAG as he/she calles his/her self) to even make the comment in the first place!
 
2010-07-19 12:17:10 PM
haddie: Churchill2004: Incredible. I can't think I'd be anything but bitter and spiteful- if I was still sane at all- after such a tragedy. Being made into the hero-of-the-week probably isn't helpful for the kid's long-term psychological recovery, either, or so I would imagine.

Barring some form of helpful shock, I would be in no position after losing my family to then attempt to nurse my uncle back to health.

Good on ya, kid.


This.

I've said it before; if the [zombies/rapture/Tripps] comes, I'll be one of the first dead. I am no good at this survival thing. That kid is a darn good one.
 
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