Nauyaca Waterfalls

The Nauyaca Waterfalls, Platanillo, Costa Rica, is a favorite spot of toursits as pictured here Jan. 1, 2011. On that date, Capt. Matt Adams, 647th Air Base Group, witnessed another officer fall from a 25-foot cliff, on the right side of the waterfall, landing on the rocks below and hitting his head and back before sinking to the bottom of a pool below the waterfall. With complete disregard for his own safety, he dove from the same cliff and over the boulders below to swim down 20 feet to the bottom of the pool where he located the unconscious victim and transported him to shore. Adams was awarded the Airman's medal for his heroism. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

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