His lawyer, Ed Ferszt, told 7 News Denver:
Of course he was thankful because those divers did have a major role to play in saving his life that day. 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?”
“Well, well let's talk for a second about the divers. If divers went into the water in an attempt to locate Roy and they didn't see him there, as dangerous a job that it is -- and we are thankful for first responders, that was a mistake. And the legal term for that mistake is negligence," Ferszt added.
So, why is Ortiz suing?
UPI reported Ortiz as saying:
Well, I'm happy. I'm really happy to be alive...But I'm looking for some help with my bills. I don't have the money to pay.”
This busts my ass! Firefighters put their life on the line and this is how you repay them?
Also if you are not a legal US citizen you do not have rights in this country. With that said, you should not have the right to sue, PERIOD! Deport his sorry butthurt ass back to which ever country he came from...