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June 03, 2010 – Comments (4)

Last month the river flooded.   This month the river has taken the father of one of my students.  His poor mother saw his father go in, and go under and he has not been found.  This happened on Saturday.  They were out in the bush where phones do not work and it was 6 hours before anyone came along to send for help.  It is a mighty cold river.   You can see it is all ice bergs just 6 weeks ago in the pictures on the link.  And actually, in the 4th picture the beige house is where my student lives.  He is graduating next week.  Petty sad times around here.

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#1) On June 03, 2010 at 9:19 AM, BravoBevo (99.97) wrote:

dwot, thank you for sharing this heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry for your students' families and for their loss. My prayers are that no more lives be lost, that lives and homes and the community will be rebuilt, that your students and their families will be empowered by God to endure this ordeal, and that out of this many will come into a personal relationship with Christ. Without your posts, none of this news would have come to our attention. Thank you again.

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#2) On June 03, 2010 at 10:35 AM, dwot (48.51) wrote:

Thanks BravoBevo.  It is so sad.  The flooding is over, the bergs started moving in about a week.  Right now the river is just running fast, cold and with lots of whirlpools. 

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#3) On June 03, 2010 at 1:38 PM, lemoneater (78.46) wrote:

Sad to hear about this tragedy in your student's life which is hard for the whole family. That kind of a circumstance has to be emotionally draining for anyone who cares.To be able to grieve when others are grieving is an encouragement and help, but emotionally draining. I will pray for you when I think of you today.

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#4) On June 04, 2010 at 9:39 AM, dwot (48.51) wrote:

They are still looking for him.  Apparently the river moves 8-10 miles per hour, so by the time help came he could have been as much as 50 miles down river.  My neighbour was saying a few years back some was found 15 months later 650 miles down river.

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