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Boy rescued above waterfall not scared – at first

May 22, 2012 • National News


In this still frame made from video provided by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office Monday, May 21, 2012, a Search and Rescue volunteer works to rescue a 13-year-old boy, who had been wading in the Wallace River when he lost his footing late Saturday afternoon at Wallace Falls State Park, Wash. Officials released a video Monday of the middle-of-the-night rescue just above a 270-foot waterfall. The video, shot by a volunteer rescuer, shows the boy on a narrow, sloping rock shelf just above Wallace Falls, a popular hiking attraction northeast of Seattle. One roped-up rescuer cautiously makes his way to the boy using an aluminum ladder as a foothold, and then guides him up a rock wall to safety. (AP Photo/Snohomish County Sheriff’s office)

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy rescued at the top of a 270-foot waterfall in Washington state says he just wanted to cool off, but soon found himself stuck precariously on a rock for hours as crews tried to reach him.

“I wanted to go in … just to wade a little bit,” William Hickman said at a news conference Monday where he was joined by the people who staged the dramatic, middle-of the night operation.

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