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[VIDEO] 911 dispatcher sends mom to the rescue of a stranded kayaker

April 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM   |   Comments

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April 3 (UPI) -- The proverb says, "God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers," and it also applies to police officers.

When Raedyn Grasseth, a 911 dispatcher in Wahkiakum County, Washington, learned about the stranded kayaker who climbed onto a log pillar after her kayak sank, she knew her mom could get to the incident site faster than any patrol boat. So, after notifying the sheriff's office about the incident, she called her mother, Cindy Faubion, and sent her to the rescue.

Grasseth told the Daily News her family lives by the river and owns boats.

"I knew they could be there within 5 to 10 minutes," she said.

Grasseth's mother complied, got on her kayak and along with two other family members they rescued the woman.

When asked about her mother's heroic act, the dispatcher wasn't surprised.

"Doesn’t surprise me at all," she said. "In this community, they will be out there in a heartbeat. It doesn’t matter who it is."

According to News Channel 8, a police rescue crew would've taken 15 to 30 minutes to arrive at the scene.

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