Erin Dan Carew rescued James A. Dawson from a suspended rig, Seattle, Washington, August 28, 1978. When a tractor-trailer rig driven by Dawson, 39, broke through a bridge railing, the cab tilted onto its side and was suspended, 55 feet above Lake Washington, by one of its hinges and two of its air hoses. After flames that appeared on the engine had been extinguished, Carew, 23, fiber glass laminator, made his way to the cab by walking along one of the rig’s narrow frame members projecting over the edge of the bridge. Kneeling on the upturned side of the cab, Carew opened the driver’s door and aided Dawson in climbing out. Both men then walked along the frame to safety on the bridge.
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