Colorado Man, Plans to Sue Rescuers Who Saved His Life For $500,000

Roy Ortiz of Broomfield, Colo. was saved from a submerged car during
heavy flooding in the area last September, but he’s now considering suing his rescuers.

Now, his lawyer told the Denver Channel, the rescuers shouldn’t have
taken two hours to free him.

“Of course he was thankful because those divers did have a major role
to play in saving his life that day,’ Ed Ferszt said. ‘That
doesn’t negate the fact that a mistake may have been made. I can
understand why there’s a lot of furor over people thinking that he’s
biting the hand that feeds. Does that mean that officers of North
Metro Fire are above reproach’

Ortiz filed an intent to sue Boulder County Sheriff’s deputy Jeannette
Cunning, Sgt. Mike Linden and other first responders for up to
$500,000, according to the Times-Call.

“I started yelling again and I started making noise to let them know,
those people, that I’m alive,” Ortiz told CBS Denver.

David Hughes, a lawyer who represents Boulder County, said his office
will investigate Ortiz’s claim, according to the Times-Call.


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