EARLIER this year a boat crash on Geist Reservoir in Indianapolis critically injured 52-year-old Becky Harris, who has now recovered sufficiently to allow her to personally thank all those who were responsible for saving her life and to allow her to spend this Christmas with her family.
On May 17, Becky was critically injured after a boat broadsided her pontoon at 50 miles an hour on the Geist and talking about the accident, she said “Knocked our steering wheel off, knocked the console all down on top of me, knocked my husband into the water who miraculously made it back into the boat.”
An emergency call went out whilst Becky’s husband Boyd administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation which he had luckily learned for his job.
Lieutenant Mike Janes who was one of the first on the scene said: “We were able to locate the victim, get her onto a backboard and move her over to our boat and transport her to the shore, where she was able to be taken care of by EMS.”
Becky had a serious head injury and broken bones. Her outlook was grim, but she pulled through, thanks to the mutual aid of first responders who helped her that day.
“Because of these men and of course because of my husband, I’m able to be here today,” said Harris.