Hero construction worker saves drowning woman (10 Photos)

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Patricia Neely and her husband Alan were scouting for the perfect place to watch a firework display in Des Moines, Iowa, when their boat got too close to a dam and washed over. Sadly, Alan's life jacket slipped off an he was swept away by the current. He didn't survive the ordeal.

Meanwhile, Patricia was caught in the churning waters beneath the dam. When a small rescue boat was unable to reach her because of the treacherous conditions, a nearby construction crew sprung to action. Jason Oglesbee, a construction worker with Cramer & Associates turned to his crane operator, Joe Lowe, and they knew what they had to do.

Jason fastened himself in a harness and Joe carefully lowered him over the dangerous water. Jason was able to hold Patricia up while Joe moved them into calmer waters where the rescue boat was able to grab Patricia and take her for medical attention.

After it was over, both men immediately returned back to work. Amazing work, Jason and Joe. Read the full story here.

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  • dboi22

    Dude this story is so old it happend like last year I was downtown when the had just started pulling them up out of the water,dudes still a hero tho totes

  • Nate

    Damn, it's sad that the husband didn't survive…

    Is it just me, or these two guys look like Bill Murray and the guy from Rammstein!?

  • Awesome

    Article stated they went back to work immediately after…BOSS.

  • Bob


  • sexualniner

    ‘merica, fuck yeah.

  • boss

    They used chains to support that guys enormous balls.

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  • Fuzzy Nutz

    Here's Jason #10 on linkedin

  • Cpt Awsome

    What a champ, good on them.

  • nomnom

    The Id, Ego, and all that crap are outdated psychological constructs. Freud's theories DO NOT have widespread acceptance in the modern field of Psychology.

    What many people reacted to was the idea that there's no reason to live if your loved one dies. I'm sorry but that's silly in so many ways.

  • random

    Treat others as you would like to be treated… Paraphrasing many here…

  • Patrick


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elleny-Mitchell/527027109 Elleny Mitchell

    Yessss that's what I thought!

  • new orleanian

    wow…youuuu guuuuys…lol (napolean dynamite voice)….lmao… let the lady pick up the pieces of what used to be her life before we joke around….

  • top dog

    Hell of a job fellas, hell of a job!

  • J to the J

    not to be a dick or anything but this is two years old…happened in 2009…but the guy, jason, got a ton of recognition by the city and from what I've heard from a few buddies he's a badass dude

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  • Henry

    Holy crap, Duke Nukem and Bill Murray in awsome co-op!
    Very well done!

  • http://thechive.com/ bkfrijoles

    Real Fucking Heros!! Spiderman can suck it

  • blues

    'Merika! FUCK yeah!

  • profoundgarage


  • XOXO

    "Kinda"? Totally. Manly, hunky, hero, caring, rugged.
    I'm moving to Iowa, apparently that's where they grow men like this.

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