Mose Car saved William G. Loomis from possible death from exposure, Pomeroy, Washington, November 9, 1973. When he was accidentally shot while in a remote section of a national forest, Loomis, 41, was given emergency treatment by others and taken to the top of a snow-covered ridge in anticipation of being removed by helicopter. Car, 47, forest firefighter, started out on the rescue mission in his helicopter even though darkness had already fallen and fog was settling in. Accompanied by a forester, Car flew a circuitous route to avoid the fog as much as possible and finally reached the ridge, where he landed the helicopter in a small clearing lit by several bonfires. With Loomis aboard, Car then proceeded to a hospital, again avoiding the fog as best he could. Loomis recovered despite loss of one arm and one eye.
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