June 2010 Archives

June 28, 2010

Train runs over man's legs; he uses cell to call 911 for help

A show that will be on the Oprah Winfrey Network, a cable channel coming next year, will feature the story of Truman Duncan. Duncan used his cell phone to call 911 after a train ran over his legs in 2006 and that accident is used by Celburne, Texas, emergency personnel as inspiration for their work.

During a recent filming of the TV show, Cleburne Fire Department Lt. Scott Lail, who was one of the first responders at the accident, said:

"It's really a miracle because Truman's injuries should have been fatal," Lail said. "Yet, you'll never meet a guy with a more positive outlook on life given the obstacles he had to overcome.

"It also teaches us [rescue workers] never, no matter how bad the injuries appear, to give up on a patient. When we saw Truman was willing to fight, we were willing to fight, too."

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June 27, 2010

A Lail following the footprints of Bigfoot

Bigfoot footprintA large footprint found in a field in Burke County has some wondering if it's a "Bigfoot" sighting.

A television show, "Rex Allen Theater Presents," investigated the story. Here's some more from the News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va.:

Rex Lail, the show's cameraman, said the show wanted to find out if the footprint was real or not, so they headed to the site.

Lail said the team captured video footage of the footprint on June 9 and within 12 hours had made a plaster cast of the footprint.

Lail said, "I still ain't convinced it's not a fake."
The News Herald in Morganton, N.C., also covered this story.

(Photo is by Julie N. Chang of the News Herald. A plaster cast of the footprint Elbert Lowman of George Hildebran found June 6 measures more than a foot long. Lowman discovered the footprint on a tractor path on land his brother owns off N.C. 18, less than 20 miles from Casar, where a man this week claimed to see bigfoot.)
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