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Drowning doesn't look like drowning!

Discussion in 'Boat Angling / Angling Afloat' started by meldelkel, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. prowan2

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    great post
     
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  3. strikey

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    Great thread, thanks for posting.
     
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    A good read - well done and thanks for the reminder
     
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    Excellent post cheers allan.
     
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    eye opening post.are holiday starts in two weeks,
    thanks for posting.
    mike & kids
     
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    Very good post- saw the title and it took me straight back to a school holiday when I was at primary school. Lad in my class had jumped in the pool and all I saw was him dog paddle then what looked like treading water badly. wasn't until he went under and stayed under and a teacher dived in we realised he'd been drowning. He was hauled out in time and started fitting which was a bit shocking to watch as a nipper.
     
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    Great post real eye opwner
     
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    a few years ago I managed to save a young boy in a pool surrounded by 20 or so people who never saw it happen.

    after being in the navy (small ships) and having my own boat, I put it down to my 'sea eyes' that saved the wee guy.

    never ever under estimate the power of the elements
     
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    Superb Post....fortunately the one incident I was involved in had a more positive but albeit, embarrassing outcome....
    Many years ago at our annual summer Regatta I saw what I thought was a teenage girl in our local lake who seemed to be in some distress . I jumped in (wearing shorts and tee shirt) from a floating dock, had barely swum three strokes towards her when I heard my wife yell from the dock "Its a demo, ya bloody idiot"..........Ummmmm.....
     
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    That is so sad ?
     
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    Excellent post, cannot agree more about this subject.
    I have also seen this effect, on a calm still "lido" in London and in a swimming pool. Luckily on both occasions I was able to render assistance from some training in a basic lifeguards exam taken years ago.
    People seem to think water is something they can play with, without respect. A truly dangeous assumption, especially if it concernes your children. Mine were taught to swim and respect water from an early age because an incident in a swimming pool had me almost drown with no one noticing until the last minute. I did not/still do not fancy them being in the same position as myself.
    Now take this to the sea and the dangers increase 100 fold.

    Parents need to be extra vigiliant, not relaxed when on the beach.
    Children need to be taught to swim as soon as possible and use floatation devices when in surf and playing about in it.
    Others should be aware of those about, just in case you may be a "hero" to someone. No heriocis really, just observation and respect.
    Life preservers worn when needed and in some cases anyway.

    Sorry for the essay. Have also been in a position to watch a drowning and not be able to do a thing.

    Tight lines, and be safe out there.
     
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    This happened years ago, around 30 years.I was on holiday with the Kids in Wales.Cardigan Bay. The Mrs had gone to the bank so I went to have a look over the bay with the kids.2 lads and a girl appeared, the lads strip down to their boxers and start swimming across the bay, one of them stopped, he was about 30 meters out, I clearly heard him say "Oh,God" then he was gone, no thrashing no waving, I was there another 20 minutes and he hadnt been seen so I assumed the worst.

    Alcohol may have been involved in this one, as could shock due to the water temperature, but it does sort of replicate the views of the OP. The innocence of children, my 7 year old daughter asked when we got back in the car "Dad, will the fishes be eating him now?"
     
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