A man successful Portland, Oregon, is being hailed arsenic a bully Samaritan for springing to action aft he helped free 20 drivers who were stranded connected an icy roadworthy during a storm.
Alec Higley recovered himself stuck connected an icy Portland off-ramp during a near-record-setting snowstorm connected Wednesday nighttime and called his friend, Jon Gilbert, who owns an car shop successful nan area, KGW-TV reported.
Gilbert loaded up his motortruck pinch tow straps and shackles and headed down to nan area wherever Higley's and 20 different cars were stuck.
"I had been sitting for astir 7 hours," Higley said. "[Gilbert] brought food. He’s a bully guy."
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Jon Gilbert helped rescue much than 20 cars stuck successful nan snowfall successful Portland, Oregon. (Alec Higley)
Gilbert didn’t extremity there. After helping Higley, Gilbert sewage to activity freeing different cars and yet helped rescue much than 20 group who were stuck connected nan roadworthy during nan historic storm.
"It's conscionable benignant of who I am," said Gilbert, who worked connected towing cars each nighttime until 6 a.m. "Every clip there's a large snowstorm and crystal storm, I'll conscionable propulsion nan work ray connected and immoderate tow straps and shackles and conscionable effort to thief everybody I can."
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Jon Gilbert worked each nighttime until 6 a.m. nan adjacent time to thief drivers stuck connected an icy road. (Alec Higley)
Gilbert helped propulsion retired cars, minivans and a pickup truck. The only conveyance he couldn’t thief was a semi-truck carrying six tons of freight.
"We put successful a valiant effort connected it," Gilbert explained. "Just nan weight of those large rigs and 2 to 3 inches of crystal was excessively much."
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Cars are trapped connected an icy roadworthy successful Portland, Oregon. (Alec Higley)
The driver of nan truck, a female named Mary, praised Gilbert’s efforts.
"What a guy," Mary told KGW-TV. "That's what we're present to do, right? Help each different out. Sometimes successful nine it feels for illustration we've forgotten that. Jon helps you remember."
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