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.
Sounds like you've had training??
Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:09 PM
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:17 PM
What can I say? I can't relate to that. All I do is pray for that.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:18 PM
Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:56 PM
actually hundreds of people every year die doing the same thing which is stupidly try and rescue someone without a clue what to do. Especially when they cant swim well at all. The point of my post was not to critiicize but educate. You don't need textbook training to use your head and not make the situation worse by foolishly risking your own life when you could easily find a stick or formed a daisy chain with a few other folks to get to the kids. It is the same stupid attitude you exhibit which will makes bad situations worse. If no one took action three people could have died. So he took action and 3 people died. Tell me how that was better. Didn't he also leave a wife and 3 kids fatherless.
Jesus fuging Christ... here come the Monday morning QBs. The guy wasn't trained and he couldn't swim, but he did what he could and saved one those kids by doing it. Give the man his props. fug. If no one took action in a situation unless they were perfectly trained and experienced to deal of with the situation in a textbook manner then not much would ever actually get accomplished.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:04 PM
It was s heroic attempt and ultimately he gave his life trying to save someone else. A completely selfless act that should be remembered but the facts are still the facts.
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:15 PM
no one was doing anything. better something was done than nothing to give those kids a chance at surviving.
i can't believe anyone would try and diminish the spirit of bravery he had in that moment. bravery and sacrifice overides common sense. you do something to save someone when no one else is regardless of the consequences or whether you are prepared or qualified and that makes you a hero. you do what you can to help just to give the ones in danger a chance.
it was a selfless act to help someone in need of saving when no one else was willing to help. true bravery and heroism.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:42 PM
I can't believe anyone is really knocking on this guy. Safety advice, sure lets try to do it the right way if it happens in front of us is good, but the guy gave his life to try to save others.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:48 PM
It's quite easy to judge a man who lost his life while you sit in front of your damn computer.
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