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Old 05-07-2006, 01:06 AM
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We were at a Ky Derby party at our lake, and a 5 yr old fell in, he said his beads fell off and he was trying to get them. Thank goodness his mom was close by when it happened. Poor little guy, I had to round up dry clothes for him, but thankfuly he was ok.
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Old 05-07-2006, 05:55 AM
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Its also the law. That also makes it easier to get them to whear them.

Kids don't know the law ...but they know Mommy and Daddy's law...leave the truck, life jacket on.......PERIOD!
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Old 05-07-2006, 06:59 AM
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I hope the little girl is ok.

Drownings are pretty common on the southern half of the big pond, ususally a couple a summer. I just wonder where the parents fit into the equation? Why the hell were they not watching their kid, this really pisses me off when I see it occur on the beach. I can still remember my dad screaming at me and my friends if we wonder out to far in the water. My parents always watched me like a hawk while we were boating. As a new father, I plan on doing the same thing with my son. Bottom line be a responcible parent!!
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This is very sad news; a parent's worst nightmare. I am all choked up with visions of what this scene must have been like. It sounds very much like a cove we hang out in with our kids. With a 7 yr old daughter and a 6 month old son, I am always over cautious. Everyone please insist on them wearing a lifevest before they step on the dock.
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I have seen this all too many times.

Parents are just plain STUPID S.O.B. 's


I always hear people bad mouth the Coast Guard how we are jerks and break balls.

I can't tell you how many boardings we do where there are no kids wearing PFD's

Then we only look further to find out they don't even have any "kiddie" sizes on the boat, but they have plenty of beer on board


I won't even get into kids riding up on the bow
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It's 10:00 am and I can't stop thinking about this! Woke up twice last night thinking about it. What if I asked if they needed help, why didn't they scream for help early on, why didn't they look in the water FIRST? An 80 year old is expected to go, but not 10 year old kids!!!
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t500hps I know how you feel. I can remember my first CPR victim. I tried my best and felt helpless waiting for the helio to arrive.


There are times in our lives when we are put to the test and it's at these times we have to stand tall and do what is expected of us. If you did all you could possibly do, then you did your BEST. Don't look back and second guess yourself.
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It's 10:00 am and I can't stop thinking about this! Woke up twice last night thinking about it. What if I asked if they needed help, why didn't they scream for help early on, why didn't they look in the water FIRST?
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An 80 year old is expected to go, but not 10 year old kids!!!
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That is tragic. I was also watched very closely by my parents at the beach. Never on the boat without a PFD and I am the same with my son who is 2 now. I have thought about the dock situation and I will most likely have him wear a CG approved suit. The few times he has been on the dock he has headed straight for the water, trying to drag me along as I keep a hand on him...
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Durn Russ, thats horrible! I sure hope the girl pulls through somehow. What a way to start the season...
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