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Old 07-20-2009, 03:48 PM
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It is very important for everyone to stay safe this summer, there was another tragic drowning. make sure you where a life jacket when ever entering lakes, rivers, and oceans. safety needs to be first priority. check out the whole story at http://www.news10.net/news/local/sto...?storyid=63557.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:19 PM
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I don't think I have seen anyone over three years old wearing a life jacket in this little nation of islands in the four years I've been here.

Makes more sense to teach them all to swim I think. That works.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:21 PM
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For a safety test, check out this website. I made my son go through it after I did. It has a lot of pwc info but most of it applies to regular boats as well.

www.pwcsafetyschool.com
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by safetyteam View Post
It is very important for everyone to stay safe this summer, there was another tragic drowning. make sure you where a life jacket when ever entering lakes, rivers, and oceans. safety needs to be first priority. check out the whole story at http://www.news10.net/news/local/sto...?storyid=63557.

Sorry but that is just wrong. I live a block from the ocean in a beach town and I have lived in a beach town in Florida for 24 years.

I have NEVER seen any one at the beach wearing a life preserver unless they were also wearing diapers.

Not many surfers are going to wear a life preserver either. I have never worn a life preserver when out on my boat in over 20 years of boating.

If you want to wear one fine, your choice. But it stops there.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:27 PM
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I didn't click the link but is it really implying that you should wear a life preserver on the beach? I am a lifeguard at the beach in my hometown. If someone shows up in my town with the intention of swimming in the ocean and has a life preserver on, they're not allowed in at all. we send them over to the bay. end of problem. the only local drowning i can recall was last summer 1200 feet passed the closest guarded beach in a fishing zone. dad took his kid with cerebral palsy swimming. they got caught in a rip and the kid had a seizure. dad made it out but sadly his son didn't.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:45 PM
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Remember that show Flipper? That youngest kid, 'Bud' I think was his name. He would go like a zillion miles away in that rowboat, always without telling anyone where he was going? I wonder how that kid made it? I guess because the "big fish" would always save him. I also wondered how he had a Brooklyn accent...
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by safetyteam View Post
It is very important for everyone to stay safe this summer, there was another tragic drowning. make sure you where a life jacket when ever entering lakes, rivers, and oceans. safety needs to be first priority. check out the whole story at http://www.news10.net/news/local/sto...storyid=63557.
"It was unclear how well Ho could swim".

The lesson is don't go into water, especially water with strong currents, unless you know how to swim.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:06 AM
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I agree that everyone has to make their own decision but, you do realize that Flipper was a TV show right?
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:45 PM
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Next we'll have someone recommending that we wear a PFD while taking an indoor shower.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:03 PM
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Next we'll have someone recommending that we wear a PFD while taking an indoor shower.

What, you don't?




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