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Terry Sipes, Florida Hero

Retired Marine Watches Downed Power Line Three Days, Saves Crapload Of Lives

Normally we here at That’s So Florida bring you tales of our dumbest men and women doing that voodoo they do worst. Not today. Sometimes you need a nice feelgood story to get the week started right, and boy do we have one.

Terry Sipes, a retired Marine on disability, noticed a downed power line in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, so he called the power company to let them know of the dangers the line presented to passers-by — many of them kids — who frequented the path. The power company thanked him for the call and asked that he make sure no one got near it until they could get out to fix it. So Sipes did just that — for three days. That time consisted of a lot of sitting around drinking water and Gatorade and warning people of the danger ahead. When the power company finally got out to fix the box, they showed their thanks by rebuilding Sipes’ damaged power box for free, MyNews 13 reports.

This kind of thing is awesome to hear because A) mostly we make national headlines for imbecilic behavior; and B) Sipes quite literally saved lives in spite of the fact he was in an unlikely position to do so physically. Awesome guy.