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(Bangor Daily News)   Teenagers these days... it's all video games, pornography, and diving into swift rivers to save drowning adults   (bangordailynews.com) divider line 6
    More: Hero, Stillwater River, Orono, Maine Medical Center, video games, Anton Klose  
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2012-08-09 02:47:13 PM
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Too many times the "hero" ends up drowning as the panicked swimmer will grab and push them under trying to stay afloat. Knowing basic lifesaving in the water is essential. I have been on rivers where the distressed swimmers made it and the person who went to help didn't! Fast water river and rapid swimming is fun, but you better know what you are doing, and what the dangers are! If a panicked and drowning swimmer grabs you (first instinct) and pushes you down (and thus themselves up) Go Down! - they will not follow and will let go - get behind them and put them in a headlock and only then swim to safety - anything else is too dangerous to the both of you!
2012-08-09 02:33:39 PM
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Were they lost Florida hikers?
2012-08-09 02:33:07 PM
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In before "Sorry, not a hero!"
2012-08-09 02:29:05 PM
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I've done this before (the swimming across a swift current to save someone part), it's harder than it sounds.
2012-08-09 02:27:23 PM
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I'll wait two years.
2012-08-09 02:19:18 PM
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I wonder what the missing words are.
 
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