Find a list of your saved stories here

News / 

A Heroic Rescue


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Society expects fire fighters and paramedics to do heroic things. Risk, after all, is an integral part of the job once they sign up. What happened a week ago last Friday exemplifies what we're talking about!

It was exceptionally dangerous. Propane gas leaking from an overturned tanker near the mouth of Parley's Canyon! A single spark could have set off a huge, devastating explosion. Yet the driver of the truck was trapped in the cab and needed to be rescued.

The six emergency responders understood the dangers. They knew that their lives, too, would be in jeopardy, yet they moved into that cloud of gas with professionalism grounded in training and saved the life of the driver.

It was heroic in every sense.

Today, KSL pays tribute to Paramedics Mitch King, Erik Van Duren and Jason Coble, along with Heavy Rescue Specialist Travis Hobbs, Fire Fighter Lynn Egbert and Capt. Matt Hambleton.

Thankfully, such instances where the danger is so extraordinarily grave don't occur very often. But when they do, society can be grateful for those highly trained men and women, who put their lives on the line to preserve public safety and to protect, even save the lives of others.

Most recent News stories

STAY IN THE KNOW

Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast