Randall E. Kitchen saved Jerry D. Bagwell from falling, Brevard, North Carolina, April 18, 1976. Jerry, 10, climbed onto a tree projecting from the face of a granite cliff about 100 feet: above ground level. Kitchen, 50, Forest Service fire control officer, went to the edge of the cliff about five feet above the tree’s trunk. With one arm and one leg around a rhododendron bush, Kitchen reached over the edge of the cliff, grasped Jerry by the wrist, and then held him suspended. Removing his arm from the bush, Kitchen held Jerry with both hands and began lifting him. Two men grasped Kitchen and drew him back from the edge of the cliff as he retained his hold on Jerry, pulling him to safety.
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