Monday, January 5, 2015
Boy Scout troop rescues pilot whose plane crashed into river
by Bryan on Scouting - Blog
© Bryan on Scouting - Blog
Scouts learn to be prepared for anything, but nobody in Troop 597 could've expected this.
The boys from Dacula, Ga. (40 miles northeast of Atlanta), were enjoying their annual Christmas paddling trip on the Congaree River near Columbia, S.C., when a plane passed them overhead. It was flying really low.
The boys and their leaders continued paddling and came upon the Mooney M20 propeller plane in the water. At first it looked like a remote-controlled sailboat, but as they got closer they realized what they were seeing. Then they spotted the pilot standing on the shore calling for help.
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