LA: Hunter hurt by falling tree
First-responders show compassion
October 13, 2009
Compassion is still alive.
Yes, true love and compassion are still with us as I experienced it first
hand Saturday night.
My son was in a freak hunting accident when a tree fell on him and pinned
him down for four hours. He was able to call a friend; that friend, in turn,
activated the 911 system.
Ouachita deputies, the Ouachita Parish Fire Department, Wildlife and
Fisheries, state police, ambulance service and a host of family, friends and
strangers hit the ground searching for him.
Searchers were dealing with water, gumbo mud, cold and darkness. I even
saw some searching barefoot because of the mud.
What are the limits a man will go to for another? My heartfelt thanks go
out to all the agencies and to all those who searched for Cliff.
A special thank you to Deputy David May and Mike Moore, who were
especially polite and kept me updated as they knew the love of a mother for
Life is like a candle blowing in the wind; it withers, then almost dies
to only flame up again to live another day.
Mrs. Burl Humphries, Monroe.
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