Ham radio – and a “guardian angel” – were the stars of a road-crash rescue Saturday morning on Arkansas Highway 201 just south of the Missouri line.
James “Jim” Long, who lives in Baxter County, Arkansas, said he set out for Mountain Home Saturday morning to get to the truck he drives on weekends for Magness Oil, but the roads were treacherously slick with ice and slush, and he stopped on a hilltop, where he had a cell phone signal, and called his dispatcher to say he wasn’t going to make it in. The dispatcher agreed, and Long had turned around and was heading back home when he came upon a car on its side at the bottom of a hill.
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