Monday night, Dec. 22, I slid my Jeep on black ice and rolled twice on the state highway down a cliff over Willapa Bay.

My son, Silas Goforth, and I wish to thank two Ilwaco Fire guys, one named Tyrone Caldwell and the other named Matthew Bonney.

These guys helped bring us out of our surreal shock and kept us company until other help arrived. They claimed they weren't on duty, just "hanging around the fire station" at the time, but I'd like to thank Tom Williams especially for allowing fire department volunteers to just "hang around" the station.

Silas and I were alone at the bottom of the embankment for quite awhile, since many emergencies were taking place simultaneously. Ty and his partner took good care of us and kept us in good spirits as best they could.

The work they do at moments like this is something you can't put into a job description but it's worth its weight in gold. Thank you guys both so very much.

DEBBY SARGENT GOFORTH and SILAS WM GOFORTH (16)

Ilwaco

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