Thursday, August 19, 2010

Recoveries Are Like A Box of Chocolates...

From the smelly (three hours with a trash truck) to the suspenseful (semi loaded with bees), wrecker drivers do it all!
NJ Trash Truck:
Members of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad help tow truck drivers on Deboer Avenue in Glen Rock on Aug. 13. Three-heavy-duty tow trucks toiled for four hours to remove the garbage truck. The truck crashed through a guard rail and fell to the bottom of the hill. The driver was not injured.
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NC Bee Truck
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A North Carolina sheriff's deputy whose patrol car was swarmed by 50,000 honeybees was rescued after he called 911, authorities say.
Deputy Brandon Jenkins stopped to help a disabled tractor-trailer carrying honeybees near Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, the Raleigh News & Observer reported.
"About 60 or so boxes of bees had fallen off the truck," said sheriff's spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens.
Jenkins, with the help of the truck's driver and a tow truck driver, put the boxes back on the truck as the bees continued to swarm.
The truck driver told Jenkins the bees would follow the truck as it was towed away -- but the insects didn't cooperate.
As Jenkins returned to his patrol car the bees swarmed it, trapping the deputy inside.
Jenkins called 911 and waited.
The dispatcher called the state Department of Agriculture, which sent out Jennifer Keller from North Carolina State University.
Charles Heatherly, past president of the North Carolina Beekeepers Association, who lives nearby, also arrived to help the bee-trapped deputy.
"I've never seen that before, spread all over the car," Heatherly said.
Keller and Heatherly used smoke to calm the bees and collected them in a box.
A relieved Jenkins exited his patrol car unscathed and unstung.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

3 hours to remove a rear loader
Who they call Joe'y with Ohare
wrecker,lol maybe they can put it on the T V show with all the other screw ups they do LOL
and they call them PROFFESIONALS
(Kris S) let me know if you need some help I'll show you how to do it right the first time........