I found a DEAD (HUMAN) BODY at the Puyallup today.

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  1. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    There are three common variations quoted. No idea which is the real one, but the point is the same for all:

    • My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death; one or the other of us has got to go.
    • These curtains are killing me, one of us has got to go.
    • Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.
     
  2. LG Mix

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  3. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Hope you didn't get a good look at em', cause if you did, it will stick in your mind for an eternity and make you sick to your stomach for months!

    IE; my buddy dared me to watch a Terrorist "beheading" video couple years ago and I tell you what, I was sick to my stomach for months and couldn't get the thought out of my head forever, a feeling I never thought I had!

    Call the authorities first then walk away if you can and don't bother to smell either! .
     
  4. Rob Zelk

    Rob Zelk I swing, therefore i am.

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    Thats always a sad thing to come across... My sister and brother in law were taking a walk along the skagit and found a floater face down in the river. A lady. Apparently she was a transient. She had passed out on the bank of the river and just rolled right in. Sad thing.... And horrid to find.
     
  5. Mark Moore

    Mark Moore Just a Member

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    I watched an F-14 crash into a house in 1997 and was the first person to actually see the crash to arrive at the scene. It leveled the house to foundation and left a hole in the front yard 30 ft. in diameter. I didn't know until the next day there were three people in the house. The pilot and his RIO where still in there ejection seats in the back yard.

    I still see those scenes frequently in my mind and every so often a plane will catch my eye the wrong way and it will really weird me out.

    Talking it through with a pro is a good idea.

    I am sure the family is grateful for your efforts.
     
  6. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    You'd be correct if the people making light of this incident had actually seen the body and had something traumatic to "deal with". But they didn't see the body, so what are they dealing with? I think the more likely explanation is that they wanted to be base smart-a$$es cloaked behind the annonymity of an internet chat board.

     
  7. dpiscator

    dpiscator www.jjsjigs.com

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    As a medic as well, I have encountered a lot of death. Some in bizarre ways... humor in death or.. 'gallows humor' is a standard acceptable form in Emergency Medical Services. I partake in 'gallows humor' as a mechanism of coping with daily terrible events. I lived on Fairchild AFB in the mid 1990's and was present at the B-52 crash into the USAF Survival School as well as the shooting at the FAFB Base Hospital only a week later (as well as one of the first documented high school shootings at Moses Lake).

    Crappy as it may be, non-politically correct as some comments on this thread.... humor in death is OK. Anyway to mentally cope with physical and emotional trauma without being destructive to oneself or others is a good thing.

    If you don't like humor in death. Don't continue reading this thread. 'Nuff said.
     
  8. Loopy

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    Has anyone checked to see if there is a possible pollution pronlem here?

    :eek:
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I saw a dead body once and it has stuck in my memory for the rest of my life. In 1944 when my dad moved us to Washington from Wisconsin I saw what was left of a man that was hit by a train. He wasn't mangled anything like that but he was dead. I still remember what he looked like to this day.

    Why is it something like that stays with you all your life.

    And we all treat death in different ways. Me, I don't like to see it. So I don't go to any funerals. Somebody dies, I stay home.

    Jim
     
  10. Rob Zelk

    Rob Zelk I swing, therefore i am.

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    In Cheney, when I was in college, I stayed at a little motel for half a year, down by the train tracks. And one day there was a guy who was stumbling around, I could tell he was wasted. This wasn't an unusual thing for the motel; there were some strange birds there... The tracks were about 40 yards away. So I didn't think a thing about it and continued back to my place to relax a bit. About an hour later I heard a train go by and a little after that I saw all these flashing lights coming through my blinds. The locomotive engineer said the guy walked on the tracks and stood with his arms crossed and got nailed; not much was left of him, only bits and pieces. The guy left a note of how he couldn't go on living after his recent divorce. So he bought an 18 pack of Bud, and did himself in. Wish I would have paid more attention to the drunken stumbler...
     
  11. dpiscator

    dpiscator www.jjsjigs.com

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    Paid more attention to the drunk stumbler on the RR tracks?

    Why? To see if he had any beer left?

    In my years of serving as a medic I have learned this... when someone really wants to commit suicide... they will. It won't matter if someone tries and stops it. If you would have successfully stopped his suicide dance with a Burlington Northern engine and he really wanted to die... He'd fill out a dance card on the tracks the very next day. Or perhaps find another suicide plan that inadvertantly hurt or killed innocent bystanders as well as himself. Let 'em die. Just like IV drug users who OD. Ya think they will stop using? Nope. Let 'em OD. They know they are injecting poison into them... they know the possible risks and outcomes. F'em. Someone will call 911 and then us medics get to pump 'em full of Narcan and wake 'em up so they can do it again. Such a vicious cycle of filth. It's maddening. Sorry for the rant. I'm a jaded medic today. I need to go fishing. :beathead:
     
  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    No, probably too early for that. I'd try a maggot imitation first. Just downstream. Fished close to the bank. I have a good pattern called the "bank maggot.":rofl:
     
  13. XstreamAngler

    XstreamAngler ...has several mistresses.

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    4 years ago while scouting the upper sky I saw what I thought was a body under water at the Money Creek Bridge, people were fishing all around and could not see what I saw, I kept scouting upstream, with that on my mind I went back to the bridge ten min later, a forest svc truck came to the bridge, I flagged him down to have him look, he told me "I dont have time, we are looking for a lost boy in the river". 5 minutes later the bridge was roped off and I was there with the EMS units. I asked them where water rescue was, they replied it was volunteer and they were on vacation. Having completed swiftwater rescue the year before in Idaho I offered my help. 5 minutes later I was setting ropes and leading the volunteer crew for the rescue, it took ten more minutes before we were set and I was diving for the boy. 12 feet down in 42 degree water we finally pulled the boy up. It was a 12 year old boy that was trying to save his younger brother after he slipped in the river. Not just a sight that will live with me forever, but an experience.
    The following year during run off in MT, I found myself in almost the exact situation, remote river system, volunteer EMS staff, no swiftwater rescue. Again, 5 minutes later I was setting ropes and leading the rescue efforts, a 44 year old man, overboard, swamped waders. in both cases they were recovery not rescue. Yet another experience that I can still see as clear as the day it happened. It becomes surreal in thought, but I know I was there in each case and maybe writing this eases me a tad or those that may experience such a thing in the future.

    SAK
     
  14. South Sound

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    It seems surreal (sp) to me. I guess that is why I kept rationalizing different explanations and trying to talk myself out of what in my gut I knew was a body. People keep asking how I am doing and it really has not hit me yet. It was at a bit of a distance and I did not see the guy's face. Somehow that made a difference for me. Either that or I am still in denial. Thanks everyone for the support. I am fine as long as denial doesn't wear off. I always thought that one day this might happen. We are out in the most remote parts of Washington and trailblazing all the time. I just did not think it would happen in the highly populated area in Sumner where I was fishing.
     
  15. WT

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    It's the almost dead ones that really stick with you. Either way, no one likes to be reminded of that whole mortality thing.
    WT