A Sweet Thank You

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Drived died in Cabrillo Point wreck

    A heartwarming reunion -- and sweet,  in more ways than one.

    A man who survived a crash five hundred feet down a cliff near the Cabrillo National Monument met Thursday with federal and  San Diego city fire rescue crews.

    "What you guys did, there's not enough words for it, " said 77-year old John Little , a passenger in the truck that went down the cliff on October 13. The driver, a long time friend, 91-year old Harold Reed accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake.

    "When we started down, I said, 'Stop it, Harold, stop the thing. He said, I'm trying to.' That's the last words we spoke to each other."

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    Rescuers and a man who said they helped him "cheat Satan" reunited.

    Harold was airlifted out, but died eleven days later at the hospital. Little was carried up the steep hill in a litter by firefighters, who Little said kept slipping and sliding.

    "I thought , if they fall, how far do I go in this sled? Then one of the guys said 'You're hooked to a wrench, if we fall you'd stay right where you are.'  I took that ride once, I don't want to take it again," Little said Thursday.

    Little and Reed's widow met with those who rescued them and served ice cream and apple pie. A sweet reunion.

    As Little put it, "There's just not enough thanks."