Originally Posted by sarahscottiedog
One of the many who if they came to rescue you, you might consider politely declining their offer of help !
It's very difficult to spot the Heros before
they rescue you.
Last week someone (lady with mental health problems) from our small village hopped off the bridge into the river which was in full spate after heavy rains. I'd have said a no-hope situation but even as she broke the surface, an unheroic looking bloke leapt from the bank and amazingly managed to rescue her. Who was he? We don't know because he said something about "having to get going" and vanished, soaking, into the growing crowd. Medal that man!
Looking over the membership of our nearby Volunteer Mountain Rescue teams, Volunteer Coast & Cliff teams, Volunteer CG Delta crews and the all Volunteer RNLI station crews, I can think of quite a few highly unlikely heros amongst them and yet as teams, they have rescued or recovered a great many people over the years. People who I guess were glad to see them arriving...
I'll say it again: It's very difficult to spot the Heros before
they rescue you. Easy afterwards.
Bit of Respect, please