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Leatherman SURGE rescue story 5203

Hero Member Posts: 531
Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« on: March 17, 2009, 03:37:09 AM »
The latest "tool tale" about the SURGE from Leatherman.com

http://leatherman.com/owners/tool-tales/story.aspx?id=5e55424b-669e-47f5-93c7-f70afe84a9d6

On Feb. 19, 2008 I was on my way home from a bee keeping class that I was taking. I had stopped in the parking lot to talk for a few minutes, which put me a little behind my normal time frame. When I got on the highway I noticed that a car had hit a guard rail behind me, so I turned around to check on them. It was an older couple; they were ok and had already called for some help, so left. By this time I am about 30 min behind my normal schedule, but that was ok as I wasn’t in a real hurry.

About 10 min down the road I looked over and just happen to notice the back hatch of a vehicle sticking up out of a small lake, so I slammed on my brakes and snatched my truck around on the highway and got over to the side of the lake. I jumped out and went looking on the banks to see if anybody was there. A woman, that was behind me on the highway, pulled over too when she saw me hit the brakes. About that time I heard a scream from the water; there was a woman trapped in the vehicle and it was sinking. I told the women on the highway to call 911, and I dialed it on my phone too and dropped it, then dove into the water. I swam over to the SUV with a 4D mag light in my hand; I beat on the window until the light came out of my hand. Thank God I had my Leatherman Surge on my side. I have carried a Leatherman since I was about 14 and I am 28 now. I reached down and grabbed my Leatherman from my side and hit the window about twice. It shattered and I knocked the rest of the glass out of the window and pulled her out. We swam to the bank; she turned out to be a 17 year old high school senior and I hate to think what might have happened if I had not had my Leatherman on my side.

Thank you for making a great tool. I carry one every day and always will.



Shows what a great rescue tool a Leatherman SURGE can be.

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No Life Club Posts: 3,274
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 03:53:04 AM »
Congratulations on the rescue most importantly! And second the publication.  :)  You just never know when and where a tool is going to come in handy.

sean
Hero Member Posts: 531
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 03:57:19 AM »
lol...it wasn't me, it was just a story I found and thought I would share...also an excellent point of how you never know when you'll have to use it...thats why it stays on my side where ever I go

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No Life Club Posts: 3,274
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 04:02:00 AM »
 :D  I missed that completely.  Thought we had a new hero!  Anyhow thanks for sharing the story.

sean
Hero Member Posts: 531
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 04:05:15 AM »
do you ever read the tool tales? its really some interesting stuff...

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No Life Club Posts: 3,274
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 05:41:05 AM »
no not all that much I'd forgotten that they were being posted on the leatherman site until one of the forum members was published recently.
No Life Club Posts: 3,371 Naked without my multitool!
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 01:28:01 PM »
Read that story, I always have a multitool by my side or at least at reaching distance all the time and I mean all the time.

Multitools are the best thing that happened to mankind since the invention of the wheel!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,377 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 04:19:12 PM »
That sounds an awful lot like it could have been Joezilla....

As for this comment:

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Shows what a great rescue tool a Leatherman SURGE can be.

Just about anything could have been used in it's place, and I don't think it particularly says anything specific about the Surge itself.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 3,138
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 05:03:07 PM »
The Wave is probably just as good.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,377 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 07:13:06 PM »
Just about anything I think would have performed well in that situation.  I have used the keyring on a Farmer to break glass before, and I am certain the Zilla would open a window in a hurry as well.  Not that I am trying to take anything away from the Surge, just that I don't think this "feature" is specific to it. 

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 60,362
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 10:22:51 PM »
But it's weight alone could have broke the window just by dropping it in the water :pok: :o :D
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,377 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 10:46:23 PM »
Yes, but the Surge would continue on to the bottom, rupture the Earth's crust and cause a much greater problem!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 3,371 Naked without my multitool!
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 12:47:21 AM »
Yes, but the Surge would continue on to the bottom, rupture the Earth's crust and cause a much greater problem!

Def
It depends on how the SURGE hit the surface of the earth if it falls on its side it would only penetrate half way :D
But I do think the SURGE made a difference in the rescue it has more mass and its I think studier. Other multitools would do but would require more hits to break the window, IMOHO :)

Multitools are the best thing that happened to mankind since the invention of the wheel!
Hero Member Posts: 531
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 03:57:07 AM »
its like using a brick...a 3/4 pound brick...

but that weight would be a HUGE advantage for bashing a window.

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,790 Aggressive in defence
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 07:48:02 PM »
A very sharp tap with something with a bit of a point will break it BUT it must be in the corner . Toughened glass will absorb the shock in the centre .

Dunc
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2009, 01:49:52 AM »
Dunc would know, he works with glass!

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,790 Aggressive in defence
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2009, 07:15:08 AM »
Dunc would know, he works with glass!


Well for the next week anyway  :D



Dunc
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Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2009, 10:02:29 AM »
Dunc would know, he works with glass!


Well for the next week anyway  :D



Dunc

Did the count down start when you applied Dunc or when you found out you got the job. :D :D
Must be a bit exciting Dunc  :D is kick off the 24th  :think:


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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,790 Aggressive in defence
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2009, 08:06:30 PM »
No I start on Monday the 30th  :D  Can't wait . I have to go to head office on my first day and lunch is provided  :drool:

Dunc
Hero Member Posts: 744 When shumer hits the fan, bolo for me, mam.
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2009, 06:23:35 PM »
...I am 28 now. I reached down and grabbed my Leatherman from my side and hit the window about twice. It shattered and I knocked the rest of the glass out of the window and pulled her out. We swam to the bank; she turned out to be a 17 year old high school senior and I hate to think what might have happened if I had not had my Leatherman on my side.

I hate to think what did happen.  >:D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Leatherman SURGE rescue story
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2009, 07:23:55 PM »
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