View Poll Results: In a life threating situation, how far will you go to survive?

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  • What ever it takes to survive

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  1. #1
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    Question Mark2 Man who cut off his leg to survive

    How far will you go to survive?
    Will you do the same or just die?

    Iowa Hill pulls for amputee logger
    Man who cut leg free from tree trunk 'in good spirits'

    By: Penne Usher, Journal Staff Writer
    Tuesday, June 5, 2007
    Al Hill


    IOWA HILL - In one of the most remote locations in Placer County with no electricity, no telephones and spotty cellular service, a tight-knit community voiced concern and hope Tuesday that one of their own will survive.

    Al Hill, 66, had reportedly been cutting trees on a property near the Big Dipper Mine Friday when a huge tree fell on his left leg, pinning him underneath, officials said. After hours of anguish and pain, alone in the woods and perhaps fearful for his life, Hill amputated his own leg below his left knee with pocket knives.

    Cathy Morgan works at the one-room schoolhouse in Iowa Hill. She said she's lived in the area for 22 years and once worked for Hill, who in 1987 owned the town's only store.

    "I was in the store when they called the fire department (Friday)," she said. "We were real worried because (Hill) has diabetes."

    Luana Dowling, the Iowa Hill fire chief, said the call for help came in around 7:30 p.m., more than 10 hours after the tree is believed to have fallen on Hill, which officials estimated to be around 8:30 a.m. He had his cell phone with him, but in the remote area, with no telephone or cellular phone service, Hill couldn't call for assistance.

    It was Eric Bookey who heard Hill's cries for help.

    Bookey said Tuesday outside his Iowa Hill home that he was uncomfortable discussing the event without first speaking with Hill.

    However, he did say that he was in the proximity of Big Dipper when he heard a cry for help. Bookey waited and heard the plea again. It was then that he was able to locate Hill.

    "Only me, Al and God were there that day," he said.

    Bookey and a neighbor loaded Hill into a truck to expedite his transport to medical care. Hill was then taken by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he underwent amputation surgery.

    Betty "Charlie" Gilcrest lives near where the accident occurred. She recently visited Hill in the hospital.

    She said he was alert and in "good spirits."

    "I live just up the hill and I didn't hear him," she said. "We're all glad Eric (Bookey) was there."

    Hill's family politely declined to comment for the story.



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    He should have stuck to the wait and see approach, it probably be a matter time before someone reported him missing

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    wow! the guy's hardcore for survival >< I'd never be able to cut off my own leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logy View Post
    He should have stuck to the wait and see approach, it probably be a matter time before someone reported him missing
    Hello, 10 hrs and diabetes ... that is not a good combo

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    Yes, you caught me i didnt read the full article

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    Props to the guy for his determination.

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    Whatever it takes to survive. I guess in the situation like this man, the pain would be so horrible you don't have much choice than cutting your own foot -enduring this pain for some moments in order to survive- or just lying there to die in pain.

    Hmm, just seen Saw 3...if I know there's 100% no escape of death, I'd rather end my own life as quickly as possible.

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    If it where me, i would have just died. Why bother surviving if its gonna be a struggle.
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    life is just too important

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    Quote Originally Posted by gawain187 View Post
    Why bother surviving if its gonna be a struggle.
    Words of wisdom right here, people.

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    ^ Everyday is a struggle, so does it mean we should stop living?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gawain187 View Post
    If it where me, i would have just died. Why bother surviving if its gonna be a struggle.
    Quote Originally Posted by rsx View Post
    Words of wisdom right here, people.
    Don't be naive now kids. Life has ALWAYS been, and will ALWAYS be, a struggle. If you don't bother life if it's going to be a struggle you may as well just end yours now.

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    gota do what it takes to survive.

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    like they say...you gotta do whatcha ya gotta do






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    damn... it gotta hurt hahaha
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    cba to read that story but im too scared to die

    never want to die! i like my life!



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    wow some serious determination he got
    i think thats why no1 live in those remote area

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    Yea, I've heard of instances like this.. I'd rather not be in that situation to be honest lol but I'd do it if I had to.


 

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