User Story: My Husbands tragady
I live in the mountains of Colorado at about 7000 feet. We had a very devastating flood here that wiped out most of the roads to my little town. My husband was working what would usually take 30 minutes to get too but because of the flood we were separated and he had to move closer to work till the roads opened up again.
Two nights before Halloween, he called me and said he wanted to drive up because he had to be with me, I told him it was snowing that night and it was too long of a trip to make and I didn’t feel safe for him because it was snowing The peaks on those mountains were over 9000 ft. high since he had to take the long way around (about a 2 hr. trip) he said he wasn’t worried and that he could make it because he just good tires. I told him to be careful then because he wouldn’t say no even if I wanted him to stay back. He told me he loved me and hung up. I never talked to him again. He slid on black ice and drove off the peak of that mountain that night. When I woke three hours after we hung up I knew something was wrong I. I tried calling him through the night and the next morning I called his family to se if he ever showed back up there, they said no. I jumped in my car and started the search. for four days I searched those mountains and I turned on my radar to see if it would help me. The words that came through were castle, tower, pole, cold, sheet, accident, flags, blocked, farther, lower. for four days I looked and my family joined the search on the fourth day. MY brother in law found my husband over the cliff near a phone tower and an old chapel that had a tower in in that looked like an old castle, at the very bottom of that cliff there was a lodge there that had flags flying off poles. He was trying to tell me that he slid on a sheet of ice. The day he was found as I was driving and I had the radar on and when my sister and brother I law found him he told me he was dead. I fell to my knees. The five hours I spent up at the scene as the family talked about him he would respond to everything we talked about. I asked him to tell me something on how I could know for sure this was him and he said both of our names and then the word ALWAYS. He always use to tell me always and forever. Do I believe this radar really works “yes” I do. it helped me t find my husband and got to hear his goodbyes days later…. I love you Joe and thank you for coming to me to help me find you… RIP my love…
—Jenny from Estes Park, Colorado