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Found it fanasfreaks found Tragedy

Tuesday, March 30, 2010Georgia

The finding of this cache is life changing. The story goes like this. Today at my office I was deciding where to go when I got off at noon. I only have a three hour window until I get the kids from school. I could make a run down to Dawson Forest and do a quick hike or up forest service road for a nice peaceful ride. (Both geocaching routes to be sure!!). Well my Geocaching mentor Gentjack comes in and I share my dilemma. I told him I was going to possibly check out a 4wd cache for future find with him and Alansgal. He thought that was a good idea and told me while I was in the area I should just go and get Tragedy as well since he already had it. Dilemma solved.
Grab a bite to eat and head towards the forest. On the way out I pass the starting point for the 4wd cache and decide to hit it on the way back. It seemed like the drive up to Tragedy took forever. VERY SCENIC!!! As I reach the end of the road the plaque is right in front of me. When I get out of the truck I hear soft yell for help. Just off the road where the trail comes in a man is laying on his back with his pack still on calling to me. He was having all the symptoms of a heart attack!!!!! I grabbed my cell and got lucky with coverage and called 911. They were a ways out and the forest service road would not have been navigable due to a downed tree that was cut just wide enough for my truck to get through and under. I loaded him up in the truck and grabbed his gear and headed down. Got John down the forest service road to the awaiting ambulance pretty quickly considering the time it took me to get up there. They took him away and I believe he was stable.
To me, this story started back in 19XX (on plaque) when a very bad tragedy occured here. Then in 2003 Trez decided to share this with others (why I love geocaching). Today Gentjack suggested I go get this cache and I did. That chain of events, I believe, even though it started with a Tragedy today led to another chance for John. It's a good day. I am thankful for this cache.

infoA virtual cache is a cache that exists in a form of a location. Depending on the cache "hider," a virtual cache could be to answer a question about a location, an interesting spot, a task, etc. The reward for these caches is the location itself and sharing information about your visit.

Because of the nature of these geocaches, you must actually visit the location and acquire the coordinates there before you can post. In addition, although many locations are interesting, a virtual cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit.

Virtuals are now considered waymarks on Waymarking.com.
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