Thursday, July 28, 2011

Heroic Response to Horror


Norwegian lesbians Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen were eating dinner at their campsite across from Utöyan Island when they heard gunshots and screaming coming from the island.

I don't know what I would've done.  Maybe head for Sweden.

Dalen and Hansen, reported The Advocate, jumped into their boat, sped across the water and picked up young people trying to get away from assassin Anders Behring Breivik.

The couple made four trips, bullets hitting the side of their boat.  They rescued about 40 people.

I imagine when they went camping they expected no greater challenge than lumpy sleeping bags.  The women faced considerably more—and rose to the horrifying occasion.