CAPLINGER MILLS, Mo. - A Cedar County, MO man is in a Springfield hospital after falling 15 feet head first off a ledge at Caplinger Dam when he was fishing.
Only two people witnessed the fall and because they knew what to do, the man is alive today.
Debbie Gioshes says her fishing plan Thursday morning didn't include Caplinger Dam.
Her and her boyfriend were debating between Pomme de Terre or Table Rock Lake but decided to stay closer to home.
And because of that a Caplinger Falls man gets another chance to fish himself.
At the Smokers Outlet in Bolivar customers become regulars.
Debbie Gioshes thought the scariest thing she'd been through happened last fall.
"In October of last year I got held up at gunpoint," Gioshes recalls.
That was until Thursday morning when she was at Caplinger Dam enjoying her favorite pastime.
"We were just fishing and I saw the man out there, he was blue and kind of purple. It's still hard," Gioshes says.