Boilermaker surges into action to rescue flash flood victim

September 20, 2019 IBB

John Messina, L-154, and an unidentified man carry Harold Gold to safety from his stranded vehicle during a flash flood in Pittsburgh. 

JOHN MESSINA, LOCAL 154 (Pittsburgh) credits his training as a Boilermaker for preparing him to face unpredictable and dangerous situations. And not just on the job. Messina’s fast action and problem-solving skills helped him save an elderly gentleman from a very dangerous—and potentially deadly—flood the afternoon of July 6 after a sudden downpour hit parts of Pittsburgh.

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