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Here are a couple of TV pieces on Joe Delaney. I don't remember if it was on ESPN or NFLN, but they did a nice tribute to him.

 

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Really nice to read a positive story about a hero instead of hearing about a killer.

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Need another tribute for this man.

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did that rec center in haughton he was wanting to build ever get built?

 

seems like the best tribrute possible for his legacy and sacrifice.

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The lesson to be learned is never try and save 3 people who are drowning by going in after them even if you are a good swimmer. Take the time to find a stick rope or something to throw them. He was a brave man but if he knew what to do the kids and he could both be safe. Basic water rescue teaches you when you do what he did often you become another casualty. You don't stand there and you don't just jump in either. Brave then ends up being foolhardy.

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The lesson to be learned is never try and save 3 people who are drowning by going in after them even if you are a good swimmer. Take the time to find a stick rope or something to throw them. He was a brave man but if he knew what to do the kids and he could both be safe. Basic water rescue teaches you when you do what he did often you become another casualty. You don't stand there and you don't just jump in either. Brave then ends up being foolhardy.

 

This is the truth! I used to be a lifeguard, one of the first things we were taught was that a drowning person will drown you!!

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This is the truth! I used to be a lifeguard, one of the first things we were taught was that a drowning person will drown you!!

Exactly. A drowning panicked person will pull you down with them. Even if you approach them you throw them a shirt or rope so they don't jump you in their panic to get above the water. I posted that hoping folks would think about that. Truth is he is being revered for his bravery which he deserves but he did the exact opposite of what he should have done.

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Exactly. A drowning panicked person will pull you down with them. Even if you approach them you throw them a shirt or rope so they don't jump you in their panic to get above the water. I posted that hoping folks would think about that. Truth is he is being revered for his bravery which he deserves but he did the exact opposite of what he should have done.

 

Sounds like you've had training??

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i hope the kid he saved lived a good life. nice to hear about nfl players saving lives instead of taking them. to be sure they could find another example without having to go back 30 years?

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Sounds like you've had training??

Like you I have had lifeguard training. I also teach scouts safe swim defense safety afloat and things like CPR first aid. I make sure all my boys know what to do to be safe and smart. Safe beats the hell out of sorry.
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Well this did happen 30 years ago, and none of us were there at the time.

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