In case you haven’t heard, a Colorado Springs’ woman was saved by her sports bra after a fall while hiking in the Bavarian Alps. Jessica Bruinsma was missing for nearly three days, and used the undergarment to signal rescuers from the ledge where she had fallen. It was nearly 15 feet down, and the narrow cliff overhang was so isolated she could not climb free herself. So she attached her sports bra to a cable that helped transport timber down the mountain, and a lumberjack saw it and notified authorities.
She suffered a dislocated shoulder and bruised leg, but otherwise did so well because she was training for a marathon and was in very good shape. The Colorado Springs’ woman, Jessica Bruinsma, still plans to run if she recovers in time to continue training. If it were me, I would use a brightly-colored one like that below, to be more easily noticed.
So, what other “sports equipment” can be used to save someone? If you are:
- stuck on a plane that’s going down – use John Daly’s shirt as a parachute … he isn’t.
- trapped in a cave – text message Pete Rose for help with A-Rod’s cell phone.
- battling a forest fire – douse out the flames with numerous bottles of Javon Walker’s champagne.
- going to get lost in the woods – take David Beckham’s underwear, because there’s plenty of extra space in there to stuff things.
What else can you think of? You know the motto: Be Prepared.