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Old 02-04-2015, 03:01 PM
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After seeing the topic, what've you done to make the world a better place. I thought this would be a interesting topic.

Out on my boat with a bunch of friends, we had all jumped off the boat to swim, most returned to the boat, I was treading water with my best friends girlfriend. The boat had drifted 40-50 feet away from us. Not a big deal for me and I assumed she could swim pretty well. After noticing our distance from the boat I decided to get us closer to it and suggested we swim in.

I began to swim in and I hear her mutter help, as she spat out a gulp of water. I had been a life guard in highschool so I knew how to help. I swam to her as fast as I could had her turn stomach up and float the best she could while I wrapped an arm around her and started supporting and swimming her back meanwhile yelling to her boyfriend on the boat to throw me a bumper.

He almost beaned me with it but luckily he didn't over or under shoot it.

Her 4yo son, and 12 yr old daughter were on the boat. She was required to wear a life jacket while in the water after that.

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Old 02-04-2015, 03:20 PM
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Yes.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:32 PM
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I was selected to be best man at my good friends wedding.

I did not do the right thing the morning after the bachelor party by dragging his drunk and hungover ass off to the chapel to get hitched. Instead, I bought a pair of one way tickets to Hawaii, and before he knew what was happening, I put him and one of the left over drunken prostitutes from the party on the plane.

His fiancee called the whole thing off, and thus I saved his life.
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I went fishing today and lent the kid next to me 4 or 5 ounces of lead, he never would have held bottom without me, I'm pretty sure I saved his life.
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Yes...as a sailor in the USNavy, 1968.

I was in the right place at the right time was all.
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I rescued a toddler neck-wrapped up in dog's kennel chain.

Dog was jerking him all over the place.
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Yes, Yours. I ran over a Edit eatin' dog on the way to work today.


Don't want any mods on my a$$ for telling a joke that could be turned into an insult...Jokes!, Jokes !!!

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Old 02-04-2015, 04:29 PM
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I don't know if I save her life, but in her mind I did. When I was 17ish I was life guarding and a young girl wiped out going off the board and got a mouthful of pool water rammed down her throat. She was sputtering and flailing and trying to yell for help but kept getting more water in her mouth. she was near the side so I just reached in and puller her out.
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fishing for stripers in the breakers on the bar at Oregon inlet. watched a breaker roll a 25 walkaround over with 4 on board. pulled 2 out of the breakers then the coat guard picked up the other 2.

got a line on small center console just as the transom was going under and towed them to shore in severe thunderstorm for 16 milles. wanted to get them off but couldn't stop tow or she would go down .and seas were too big. storm getting severe and nearby marine police wouldn't come take passengers off.

plucked a few mob's up over the years of charters.
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Originally Posted by 1954oldred View Post
Yes.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:51 PM
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2 lives or also?
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Not me but I was there; We were in my boat heading to Sand-Dollar Island and about a 1/2 mile before we get there, I thought I saw something in the waterway??? I turn us around and sure enough, a lady is in the water being pulled away from the island by the current. My friend Todd jumps in and swims to her, she is scared and tired, so my wife ties a line to the throwable and heaves it towards Todd. The lady grabs Todd with one hand and proceeds to climb on top on him to safety! He gets her under control and gets the throwable to keep both of them afloat while making it to the swim platform. We get her aboard and notice she is still clutching the half dozen sand dollars she had collected and would not let go of them. We got the lady to Sand Dollar and back to her family (who had arrived by island ferry). they were very grateful but she damn well did not let go of those fricken sand dollars.
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Growing up in Buffalo, NY I always looked forward to spending weekends out in the country with my cousin. When we were about 13 we were out on her 3 wheeler driving through the cornfields during winter. We stopped to smoke cigarettes and she was stepping on the ice near the creek. The ice popped and she went down to her armpits. I grabbed her and pulled her out. Not really sure I saved her life, but the way the ice broke she could have slid under the ice and drowned. That's about the only thing that comes to mind.
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My uncle and I pulled a guy off his "girlfriend" in a ChiChi's parking lot years ago. He was literally beating the s#!t out of her. I believe he would have killed her. He was very upset. Someone took her back inside, we kept him outside. First and only time I hit someone after my karate training.

He finally drove away and we got the h#!! outta Dodge. I hope he didn't go back with a gun. Never read anything in the news.
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Yes, my partner.
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My own a couple of times. Both involved water. Waverunner and surfing, near drowning experience. Was ready to give up and go under... somehow I pushed through.
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Yes 2 as a lifeguard in HS and college and then 2 more as a sailing coach.
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2 lives or also?
Yes.

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Interesting thread. You know that saving a life involves reaching out and the willingness to take action. I would encourage everyone to take some type of training and learn a little at what might be expected of you in a given situation.
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Santa Rosa Peru 1998. thats about all I want to say about it
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