March 22, 2016
I Cried Out to God to Help
I had an ankle break at Golden Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area at 3 pm on August 12th. The break happened at the north shore of the lake while jumping across a creek. Alone and away from my group I cried out to God to help. I crawled back to my camp and got a cell phone from a friend. I called 911 and got put through to Sheriff Deputy Jim Whitcomb. He calmly asked me questions and got my exact GPS location and dispatched two teams of SAR volunteers, who hiked in and carried me out. Thanks to SAR, an ex-drug addict and ex-alcoholic still has a shot at a bright future.