Helicopter Rescues

August 3, 2009

We heard from our friends in Portuguese class today that there was a woman rescued while swimming a little too far out in Ipanema yesterday.  I had visions of a Baywatch style escapade– some Fabio in a red bathing suit grabbing a floaty device and charging across the beach and into the ocean, it turns out that it’s much different than that.  A helicopter is summoned (no one was sure where they’re kept in such a case of emergency) and a the woman was essentially ladled out of the ocean in a net and placed back on the sand.  She got up, crying and no one asked her if she was okay, or what had happened, it was just business as usual.

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