[SpamCop-List] Re: Looks like an invite for a Virus/Trojan
MikeE at ster.invalid
Mon Sep 27 06:23:44 EDT 2004
> "Ivan Leo Puoti" wrote...
>> In the UK a guy was drowning in a river and Gordon Brown, the UK
>> Chancellor, was right there and helped pull him out of the water,
>> with the help of another 2 guys.
> That was the deputy PM, John "2 Jags/2 jabs" Prescott.
There's another entirely different version of that story than the one the
spindocs put on it.
When I read that BBC one, I found myself asking some questions about the
wording of the chain of events that seemed a little fuzzy, so I did some
The story I believe is the one where a guy turned his raft upside down in
the rapids, banged his head and was in some real danger -- along came 2
other rafters, rescued him, and took him to shore conscious and seated.
They then quickly took off after his raft and equipment, at some
significant peril to themselves, while he dazedly sat ashore wiping his
bloody brow. Along came Prescott and his aides, who apparently had seen
the incident at a distance from shore, and 'helped' the man some more.
By the time the two rafters who not only saved the guy [Graham Cook] but
also imperiled themselves to fetch his gear got back about 10 minutes or
so later -- everyone was busy handing out medals to Prescott and his
team. Then they made some publicity photos and along came the revised
publicity version of the events. Prescott, 66, has a reputation as a
scuba diver, so the story went down well.
If the rescuers had just ignored the loss of his equipment and sat by the
shore holding his hand or 'escorting' him to the aid station, there
wouldn't have been such a golden opportunity for the publicity hounds.
PREZZA DIDN'T RESCUE PAL.. WE DID - Aug 22 2004
Darren never saw deputy PM during kayak drama in rapids
So was Prescott really the hero?
this has not gone down well with Darren Whaley and Adam Devitt-Spooner -
expert canoeists - who claim it was they and not Prezza who snatched Mr
Cook from the waters
<make oneline for google cached article>
Sussex pair dispute Prescott rescue tale
kibitzer, not SC admin
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