Iowa Laborer Rescue Photo Wins Shooter a Pulitzer Prize
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A photo of the daring rescue last June of a stranded boater in Des Moines, Iowa, by construction worker Jason Oglesbee won a Pulitzer Prize on April 12 for photographer Mary Chind of the Des Moines Register. She captured Oglesbee, part of a bridge construction crew for contractor Cramer & Associates, Grimes, Iowa, as he reached for Patricia Ralph-Neely. Oglesbee was named a 2009 ENR Newsmaker for his effort and on behalf of Cramer’s quick-thinking crew.