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Old 07-13-2015, 10:33 AM
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Happens almost weekly here during the summer months.
http://www.wfaa.com/story/sports/201...wson/30081177/
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:42 AM
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Weird story , think he didn't know how to swim?
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:46 AM
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It seems strange, but the exact same thing happens all the time here. The water is so muddy in our lakes, you literally can't see to your elbow when you are in the water. People jump in, or fall in, and never come up, even people who can swim. We always talk about why that is, but noone can ever agree on the reasoning.

Ideas that are tossed around include: jumped in and hit their head on a log (lots of those in our lakes), jumped in and got taken by a gator (not so many of those, but they are there), jumped in and because its so muddy, can't tell which way is up, and swim down or sideways thinking they are going up, then panic and drown, or just plain can't swim. At any rate, it is strange, and happens all the time.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:22 AM
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http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local...avon/30126289/

Guess they found him. Who rides a tube without a life jacket? Damned fool.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:55 AM
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Put him in for a Darwin Award.
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