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Fri Apr 22, 2022, 01:00 PM

I dunno whether this is Lounge material or not, but there is certainly a message here...

I think that "Outhouse Diving Challenge" could become the new "Tide Pod Challenge"...

"Emergency responders from the Brinnon Fire Department and Quilcene Fire Rescue were called to the north viewpoint after a California woman fell into a vault toilet while trying to retrieve a cellphone she had dropped.
The woman had been visiting the destination viewpoint in the Olympic National Forest while exploring spots along US Highway 101.
Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly said the tourist, a woman in her 40s, dropped her phone while using the facilities.
She then took the toilet apart, removing the seat and its casing, in an attempt to get at the phone.
She couldn't get close enough to grab the phone, however.
The woman had several small dogs with her, so she tried to use the dog leashes to fish out her phone.
When that didn't work, she then took the leashes and tied them together in an attempt to create a safety harness so she could reach down deeper into the toilet for her phone, Manly said.
Instead, she dropped about 8 feet to the bottom of the outhouse pit.
"She tried to tie herself off so she wouldn't fall in. You see how that worked," the chief said.
"She fell in head first, covered from head to toe," Manly said.
For 20 minutes or so, she tried to climb out, without success.
"She could reach the top with her fingertips, but she wasn't strong enough to pull herself out," Manly said.
The woman then used her cell phone to call 911.
Four firefighters/EMTs from Rescue 41 from the Brinnon Fire Department and Aid 21 from Quilcene Fire & Rescue responded to the mountaintop.
Unable to reach the woman, the crew passed down pieces of wood cribbing to the woman so she could make a platform to stand on. Emergency crews then put webbing around the woman and pulled her out.
A hose line was attached to Rescue 41 and the tourist was gently hosed down.
Manly said she was given a Tyvek suit to wear.
The woman did not want to be taken to the hospital, Manly said, despite being strongly encouraged to seek medical attention and being warned of her exposure to human waste.
"She just basically wanted to get in her car and leave," he said.
It was her decision to make, the chief added.
The rescue went quickly, Manly said, and the woman was grateful for the help. Manly said the woman was extremely fortunate not to be overcome by toxic gases or sustain injury."


https://www.ptleader.com/stories/california-woman-rescued-after-falling-into-outhouse-at-mount-walker,82254

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Reply I dunno whether this is Lounge material or not, but there is certainly a message here... (Original post)
albacore Apr 22 OP
EYESORE 9001 Apr 22 #1
Haggard Celine Apr 22 #2
albacore Apr 22 #8
Dr. Strange Apr 22 #10
Cracklin Charlie Apr 22 #3
bucolic_frolic Apr 22 #4
bluecollar2 Apr 22 #5
lame54 Apr 22 #6
taxi Apr 22 #7
2naSalit Apr 22 #9

Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 01:03 PM

1. And you thought you were having a shitty day...

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 01:06 PM

2. So she found the phone and it was still working?

Incredible! I hope it was worth it for her. If I dropped my phone in a privy, I would just consider it gone. I think most people would.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 03:03 PM

8. The phone survived, but I'll bet it has a shitty Internet connection now.....

(I'll be here all week, folks ..... and be sure to tip your server.)

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Response to albacore (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 03:48 PM

10. You son of a bitch!

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 01:43 PM

3. I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.

That phone is not worth it.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 02:03 PM

4. OMG the bacteria, viruses - eyes, nose, ears, fingernails, privates

She needs medical attention.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 02:09 PM

5. Serious exposure to hepatitis among others

I hope she seeks medical evaluation soon.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 02:14 PM

6. Part of the Republican vetting process

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 02:49 PM

7. Marjorie's Mom took the MAGA Mom Plunge.

It's destined to become a rite of passage. Either someone is with 'em or they aint.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2022, 03:33 PM

9. That's a walk away situation.

Report it lost and move on. How could someone even consider reaching beyond the rim!!



All the more reason to...

A. not keep all your important stuff on your phone.

B. don't take it into the bathroom with you.

And neither is more important than the other.

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