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Tell us about the time you rescued someone else (person or animal) from a dangerous situation. What happened? How did you prevail?

I’m not a hero. I don’t remember rescuing somebody from a dangerous situation. Only once I saw a little kid in a tricycle going towards the door of a garage when a car was starting to exit. I stopped the kid just in time. It was an automatic reaction. I saw him and I grabbed him firmly before he reached the car’s path. I guess I saved him because the driver didn’t see him. It was a scary situation, but thanks God nothing happened. The driver didn’t even look or stop. I guess he never realised what had happened.

In other occasion I stopped a dog from crossing the traffic on a busy street. The dog was astray. Again it was an automatic reaction. I saw the dog was going to jump into the traffic and I reached for his collar. He was obedient and calm, thanks God. No sight of the owner. The dog waited patiently with me. The problem was that he began to follow me and I didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t ready to bring him home. It was a big dog. A german shepherd. Beautiful. Well trained it seemed. It was dark at night. Fortunately his owner appeared shortly after looking for him, called him and went away saying nothing.

I was more often than not in the other end of the equation. I already told some of the stories here. My photographer rescued me from a vandal’s attack during a report I was doing as a journalist. A police officer rescued me from a punch in my face during another report. My dog Cisca rescued me once I lost my balance and fell in a forest. She stood by me and helped me to stand up and to return home. I believe God rescued me from bigger dangers I experienced in my life. I can remember at least a couple of close calls. So I’m grateful for being alive. I give thanks every day.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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  9. Being a journalist is a dangerous profession these days! I’m glad you’re still around to tell your stories. My brother saved a toddler from squashing himself in a revolving door, and when the parents turned around, they walked away without ever knowing their kid was just saved. I think a lot of life saving gets done in the blink of an eye, and no one but the rescuer ever knows it happened.


    • Now my life isn’t so dangerous anymore. You’re absolutely right about what you say of no one but the rescuer knowing what happened. Sometimes the rescued too if is an adult. But that’s enough. The majority of us are not born to be public heros.


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