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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Tragic Water Death

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Parents, no matter how good a swimmer your kids are is still a challenge for waves and winds on lakes and oceans. Yet, another child is missing and presumed dead in Lake Michigan. He was swimming with four friends when the waves caught him and swept him under water. He is presumed dead. The water conditions and the winds are making it impossible for rescue efforts, which has been call off twice now since Saturday. The lake is rough and more lives could have been jeopardized if the search were to continue.

Why was this 15 year old in the water under such horrific conditions? Because kids do not think it can happen to them. This is the third or fourth case this month where kids on inner tubes or swimming have had to be rescued. You might remember last month I wrote about a girl who was rescued and her condition at last post was still critical. No word since.

The lake and the oceans are unstable. They should be entered with caution. You have to feel for the parents, but you have to wonder why no one warns them. Keep your kids away from the lakes and oceans while the waters are angry.

As I speak these words, two more children are being pulled out into the lake by the tides. They are safe, someone got them out. Why are parents not putting a stop the kids going to the lake period when everyone has to know the lake is unstable for swimming?

Three minutes later, another swimmer in distress. She is out and safe. That is three in the last fifteen minutes. Where are the parents?

What do you think? Would you allow your kids in a lake that very possible has claimed one life yesterday and the same conditions exist today? Would you do that? I want to know. I am curious to what you would say or think.

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  • At August 10, 2008 at 2:51 PM , Blogger jess said...

    i think they can swim if mom and dad can see them and they are having fun and you think its save, i have a 2 year old girl and she loves the water and daddy or mommy ways go with her. kids just love the water.

  • At August 10, 2008 at 3:09 PM , Blogger Blondie Writes - Pamela said...

    Oh yes, I agree with that, but you are with her and watching her. You would never allow her to go in the water herself. Some of these kids this summer that are getting rescue or worst are six, nine and then the 15 year old. They need to be watched, expecially since the water is angry. To angry for rescue efforts.


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