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(KHOU Houston)   Lifeguard drowns at community pool   (khou.com) divider line 37
    More: Ironic, Katy Area, Fulshear Fire Department, Fort Bend County, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Dustin Kruthaupt  
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2013-06-18 04:02:57 AM  
Everybody out of the pool.
 
2013-06-18 04:03:12 AM  
I dont pretend to understand what you people think Irony is, but since im first, and I want to be cool like all the other kids on Fark...

That isnt Irony!  What is wrong with you people??????  Irony is something only I understand!!!  This is not it.
 
2013-06-18 04:06:42 AM  
It doesn't sound like he "drowned", more like a pulmonary embolism.
 
2013-06-18 04:13:39 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It doesn't sound like he "drowned", more like a pulmonary embolism.


^ this
 
2013-06-18 04:19:13 AM  
 
2013-06-18 04:23:22 AM  

AlephNull: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shallow_water_blackout


Shallow Water Blackout sounds like it would be a great single for the next Radiohead album.
 
2013-06-18 04:27:31 AM  

I sound fat: I dont pretend to understand what you people think Irony is, but since im first, and I want to be cool like all the other kids on Fark...

That isnt Irony!  What is wrong with you people??????  Irony is something only I understand!!!  This is not it.


Actually, this one really is irony.
 
2013-06-18 04:28:41 AM  

HotWingAgenda: AlephNull: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shallow_water_blackout

Shallow Water Blackout sounds like it would be a great single for the next Radiohead album.


Or a crappy summer blockbuster. It would likely star Liam Neason and Channing Tatum or some such bs.
 
2013-06-18 04:29:43 AM  
A young, promising, sweet, awesome life is cut short, and all you Farkers can do is argue whether or not something is ironic. How very typically heartless!!!
 
2013-06-18 04:38:04 AM  

Matthew Keene: A young, promising, sweet, awesome life is cut short, and all you Farkers can do is argue whether or not something is ironic. How very typically heartless!!!


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2013-06-18 04:56:59 AM  

Matthew Keene: A young, promising, sweet, awesome life is cut short, and all you Farkers can do is argue whether or not something is ironic. How very typically heartless!!!


Ironic, isn't it?
 
2013-06-18 05:02:34 AM  
if only there was a person that would look out for such accidents by all poolsides.
 
2013-06-18 05:02:36 AM  
Ten thousand spoons when all he needed was a lifeguard?
 
2013-06-18 05:09:17 AM  

I'm no expert but...: Ten thousand spoons when all he needed was a lifeguard?


When he resurfaced, he began to float. That is when other lifeguards jumped in the water, pulled Kruthaupt out and immediately began CPR.
 
2013-06-18 05:10:07 AM  

Matthew Keene: A young, promising, sweet, awesome life is cut short, and all you Farkers can do is argue whether or not something is ironic. How very typically heartless!!!


Sorry, but that's what we do here.
 
2013-06-18 05:27:25 AM  
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2013-06-18 05:36:59 AM  

vartian: I'm no expert but...: Ten thousand spoons when all he needed was a lifeguard?

When he resurfaced, he began to float. That is when other lifeguards jumped in the water, pulled Kruthaupt out and immediately began CPR.


And then he was declared dead
 
2013-06-18 06:00:16 AM  
would it have been ironic if his name was bob?
 
2013-06-18 06:03:14 AM  

Matthew Keene: A young, promising, sweet, awesome life is cut short, and all you Farkers can do is argue whether or not something is ironic. How very typically heartless!!!



How do you know he wasn't a loser and / or a total dickhead?  Maybe the world just got better.

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2013-06-18 06:09:42 AM  
Lifeguard Darwinism at work.
 
2013-06-18 06:22:57 AM  
As someone who used to Lifeguard in the Katy area and who used to be able to swim underwater two lengths of the pool, so I'm getting a kick out of some of these replies
 
2013-06-18 06:24:14 AM  

vartian: I'm no expert but...: Ten thousand spoons when all he needed was a lifeguard?

When he resurfaced, he began to float. That is when other lifeguards jumped in the water, pulled Kruthaupt out and immediately began CPR.


Hey, why should I let the article get in the way of a black humour comment!
 
2013-06-18 06:51:42 AM  
Wow... thats some epic darwin right there.  "Man drowns himself by holding breath underwater" is spectacularly retarded.

Well, it might earn me a first class ticket, but my day just got a lot better laughing at this poor souls expense.
 
2013-06-18 07:23:17 AM  
I lifeguarded with a guy like that. His swimming students had to pull him out of the pool. Years later I found out he was in a biker club. They took him in because they felt sorry for him.
 
2013-06-18 07:45:08 AM  
Could have been much, much worse...
www.latimes.com
 
2013-06-18 07:50:07 AM  
At the community pool nearby, the lifeguard jobs are all patronage jobs. The teens got the jobs because their parents paid for some alderman's reelection. I wouldn't expect any of them to do anything except sit in a cluster and talk, text and hit on the hot teens who can't find a private pool to lounge around.
 
2013-06-18 07:55:40 AM  
I see someone has already posted about shallow water blackout.

I snorkel or skin dive or whatever you want to call it. I don't do anything spectacular, but I do sometimes dive down for a bit. There are others, especially people who spearfish, who often dive to 50 ft or more, and stay down for over a minute. On the one hand, I would like to be able to freedive like that, on the other hand, every time I read about something like this... Let's just say, shallow water blackout, samba, things like that are really bad. I fear them much, much more than I fear any sort of ocean life (and we get BIG tiger sharks out here, luckily I haven't met any personally).

One of the common problems is that the things you THINK will make you dive better and longer will instead kill you. Hyperventilation, of course, but even taking a deep breath can screw with the natural urge to breathe enough to kill you. Swim fast? Great, your heart rate went up and you now must surface.

I doubt this dude knew what he was doing. Freediving methods are not usually taught formally (partly for liability reasons, of course), and even trained swimmers often know jack squat about freediving safety. In fact, swimming and freediving are almost polar opposites. Swimming is fundamentally aerobic, while freediving is more like yoga underwater - you slow your breathing and heart rate as much as you can.
 
2013-06-18 08:01:31 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: At the community pool nearby, the lifeguard jobs are all patronage jobs. The teens got the jobs because their parents paid for some alderman's reelection. I wouldn't expect any of them to do anything except sit in a cluster and talk, text and hit on the hot teens who can't find a private pool to lounge around.




Sucks for you. Around here all the lifeguards are hot 20 year old russians whose rich parents send them to the states during the summer months as a sort of living abroad vacation.

Maybe I'll go swimming today....
 
2013-06-18 08:09:57 AM  

starlost: would it have been ironic if his name was bob?


...and we're done.
 
2013-06-18 08:40:50 AM  
saw the headline and knew it was one of two scenarios:

1) hyperventilate/holding breath while swimming length(s) of the pool
2) after-hours pool party by the staff
 
2013-06-18 08:50:58 AM  
Was it  a dry drowning?
 
2013-06-18 08:57:54 AM  
What no,

cache.ohinternet.com
 
2013-06-18 10:14:30 AM  
I guess the Fail tag drowned.  It would have been more appropriate here.
 
2013-06-18 10:49:44 AM  
"Hey, guys, watch this!"
 
2013-06-18 11:51:29 AM  

I sound fat: I dont pretend to understand what you people think Irony is, but since im first, and I want to be cool like all the other kids on Fark...

That isnt Irony!  What is wrong with you people??????  Irony is something only I understand!!!  This is not it.


Well, it's somewhat ironic in that a person who is supposed to save people from drowning, ended up drowning himself.  But you are correct in that it is really just an unfortunate coincidence.

I've come to find that pretty much everyone in the universe has started to think any sort of coincidence or hypocrisy is the same thing as irony.  The deffinition of the word is changing.  And all the grammar nerds in the world can't stop it from happening.
 
2013-06-18 02:02:27 PM  
So, a lifeguard dying in water, his wrinkled close was ironic. But my wrinkled clothes needing ironing, there's nothing ironic about that.
 
2013-06-18 05:48:56 PM  

Hector Remarkable: wrinkled close


www.beautybets.com

Wrinkled or perpetually startled--you must choose.
 
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