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'It's past a nightmare:' Father of hockey crash survivor recalls carnage

2018-04-11 19:46
CAPTION: A Saskatchewan man says his son, who survived the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last week, is finding solace in visiting his friends at the hospital. Myles Shumlanski’s son Nick walked away with minor injuries. (April 11, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Myles Shumlanski, Nick’s father PLACELINE: Near Tisdale, Saskatchewan CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Last Friday, Myles Shumlanski sped down the highway to the scene of a nightmare. He stopped there again Tuesday, looking through snow for wallets, cellphones and other belongings of the 15 people who died. ``It's starting to melt,'' he told The Canadian Press. ``I'm sure some parents would really appreciate something returned.'' For Shumlanski, the rural intersection he passes each day on the way to his home in northeastern Saskatchewan will never be the same. He was one of the first to arrive after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi truck about 20 kilometres north of Tisdale. The team was on its way to a playoff game in nearby Nipawin. Shumlanski's 20-year-old son, Nick, a forward who had recently joined the Broncos, was on the bus. He was miraculously able to walk away from the wreckage, grab a phone lying in the debris and call home.