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Man Sings 'God Bless America' After Being Rescued from Pyramid Lake

Former opera singer sings 'God Bless America' after being rescued/Courtesy of LASD
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On a boat was not a good place to be yesterday, as two men traversing the Pyramid Lake in the Angeles National Forest quickly discovered. According to a statement released by the LA Sheriff's Department, the men, a 60-year-old former opera singer and a 29-year-old, both residents of Agoura Hills, were out in a Pond Prowler, a small two-seater that's designed to maneuver hard-to-reach areas of lakes and ponds. When they hadn't come back by 5:00 p.m. and winds were up to 65-70 MPH, a manager at the lake's concessionaire called authorities.

The men were found in the water near a dam. Their boat had capsized at about 3:30 p.m., and after clinging to the vessel for a while they were pushed to the dam. Both were treated for mild hypothermia.

So grateful was the older man for the rescue that he belted out "God Bless America" to the crew of firefighters and rescue personnel that saved him.