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Did you know that Drowning doesn't look like drowning?
The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not ten feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”

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Asked by happytexasCM at 4:18 PM on Jul. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • happytexasCM

    Comment by happytexasCM (original poster) at 4:18 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • yikes! thanks for sharing!

    Answer by mom_to_kenzie at 4:33 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Great info. Thanks. As summer moves into full swing I hope everyone takes a minute to share this.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:37 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Wow, very interesting! I read both articles. Learned a great deal that I didn't know before! Thanx!

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 4:42 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I wish I had read this a month ago, my 5 year old niece *nearly* drowned just like that 9yo in the article. She was within 3 feet of three adults, appearing to stand still, with only her forehead above the water.

    Comment by happytexasCM (original poster) at 4:43 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • self bump ;o)

    Comment by happytexasCM (original poster) at 10:48 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

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