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Thumbs Up To Ron MacLean

from a Jeff Marek tweet,

True Story: Ron MacLean jumped into the Delaware River to save a man who was taking his own life this afternoon.

added 5:50pm, from Fan590,

MacLean says he was having lunch on a patio by the Delaware River with Don Cherry when a panicky woman came up saying there was someone in the water.

MacLean and a few others sprung into action — he grabbed a velvet rope, jumped a wrought-iron railing and ran down to the water.

When he arrived he saw another man had already jumped into the river and pulled the man to a raft.

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added 7:06pm, from Kristina Rutherford of CBC,

And what was Cherry doing at the time?

“Supervising,” MacLean said. “He was just overseeing to make sure everything was OK. We knew this guy wasn’t going to drown at this point.

“I kind of hop over the rail and jump down to help this guy that’s already in the water with the man who is taking his life, as it turns out.”

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Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

whoa, props, to ron.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 06/03/10 at 07:01 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

The man he saved… Don Cherry…

Posted by pgoody on 06/03/10 at 07:08 PM ET

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$20 says the unidentified man was not Alex Burrows…

Posted by jugrnt on 06/03/10 at 07:17 PM ET

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$20 says the unidentified man was not Alex Burrows…


That’s Not Nice LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 06/03/10 at 07:22 PM ET

YzermanZetterberg's avatar

Unreported: Once MacLean realized it was Gary Bettman, he shoved him back under the water.

Seriously, kudos to Ron MacLean for his heroic act. Hopefully, the guy he rescued realizes that life is worth living.

Posted by YzermanZetterberg on 06/03/10 at 07:27 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Gary Bettman argues that the man was in no trouble and that MacLean was unfairly taking it upon himself to categorize that the man might need bailing out.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/03/10 at 07:28 PM ET

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Not to take anything away from what Maclean did but…it doesn’t sound like he actually jumped into the river.

Posted by Shane on 06/03/10 at 08:56 PM ET

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And J.J. wins comment of the year award. Timing, brevity, delivery…well played.

Posted by Shane on 06/03/10 at 08:56 PM ET

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What I want to know is was Jim Hughson on the banks of the Delaware yelling “Great save Maclean”

Posted by dash_pinched on 06/03/10 at 11:23 PM ET

Paul's avatar

What I want to know is was Jim Hughson on the banks of the Delaware yelling “Great save Maclean”

Posted by dash_pinched on 06/03/10 at 09:23 PM ET

Good one.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/03/10 at 11:25 PM ET

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At the end of the day hockey people are good people.

Posted by 13 user names on 06/05/10 at 02:08 AM ET

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