Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:
Messages in a bottle aren’t just for sailors stranded on a desert island anymore.
As one California family found out, sending an SOS from the top of a waterfall works just as well. A man, his 13-year old daughter and his girlfriend were rescued from the Arroyo Seco Canyon near Los Angeles after hikers found their urgent message in a river.
"We are stuck here at the waterfall. Get help please,” read the note, according to CBS. Hikers found the note on June 15 – the same day the family sent out the message.
The man had reportedly descended the waterfall with a rope once before, but there was no rope when they arrived at the peak of the waterfall, CBS reported. Going back the way they came was also too dangerous.
The trio were rescued just hours after hikers found their message.
Some bottled messages take much longer than a few hours to find. In August, a man in Alaska found a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from Russian sailors.
News from The Post:
Cycle Path Bicycles reopened almost a year and a half after an explosion. (The Post)
The Interfaith Peace Walk took place Wednesday night. (The Post)
Get ready to eat Ohio’s favorite fruit at the PawPaw festival this weekend. (The Post)
Scores and Game Times:
Ohio football will take on an old rival this weekend in the Battle for the Bell. (The Post)
Ohio field hockey looks to stay hot in its upcoming match against Lock Haven. (The Post)
Drew Maygar hopes to take the next step in his career with Ohio hockey this year. (The Post)
Don’t break out the scarfs and pumpkin spice just yet. It’s going to be sunny in Athens today with a high of 90 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
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