Aman is grateful after local fishermen helped save his 14-year-old daughter from the dangerous rapids of the Vedder River last Sunday.
The Vedder's undercurrent swept away Allan Peacock's daughter after she waded too far into the water, attempting to net a fish.
Peacock moved to save her while she clung to roots and trees on the river's bank, but the current took his feet out from under him as well.
"I could see people on the shore trying to go to help me, and I was trying to tell them
to help my girl," Peacock wrote in an email to the Times.
Unable to swim and being pulled under the surface repeatedly, Peacock was rescued by a man he likened to Hercules, who stretched out his hands, and urged him to grab and hang on.
"This man was Bill Moore, and his friend Scott Thompson pulled my daughter out of the river, and Verya Rahbar got me some dry clothes to wear and had me sit in his truck to get warm," Peacock wrote.
"I really cannot thank all the helpful, kind people on the river that day who graciously and thoughtlessly turned their attention from fishing to help an old man and his girl stay alive. Thank you all so very much."
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