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Please please make sure your children are aware............

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swiperfox Tue 16-Aug-05 21:45:41

...of the dangers of swimming in lakes and rivers. My 14 year old sister lost one of her best friends on Friday when he went for a swim in a lake. Halfway across he got so cold he couldn't feel or move his arms and legs. He was only 16. here

hunkermunker Tue 16-Aug-05 21:47:02

Hulababy Tue 16-Aug-05 21:48:55

fqueenzebra Tue 16-Aug-05 21:50:12

AS a teenager, my cousin was swimming in a gravel pit in Alaska ... very dangerous, one of her mates swimming with her drowned in the same sort of way.

Janh Tue 16-Aug-05 22:24:05

Under this thread can I please also mention the dangers of sand? There may already be a thread about the 3-yr-old who died on the beach when her hole collapsed - it happens somewhere every year - sand is seen as such a nice toy but it's deadly in quantity (if you just bury your legs on the beach you know how heavy it is).

fqueenzebra Tue 16-Aug-05 22:25:14

That story is so sad, Janh, even DH was shocked by it. I remember my kids finding a really deep hole to play in on Bournemouth beach 2 months ago... I never thought of the risk it might collapse on them.

MistressMary Tue 16-Aug-05 22:25:36

Mytwopenceworth Tue 16-Aug-05 22:29:10

Is the news article complaining about his friends? Mentioning grafiti a lot, are they saying something? - Bit off of them (news people I mean) Time and place and all that!

biglips Tue 16-Aug-05 22:52:59

swiperfox Wed 17-Aug-05 13:16:26

yes definately mention sand. I was saying to dpyesterday i would never imagine that a hole dug on the beach would collapse like that

MTPW - I was really surprised about the grafitti bit too - not the time or the place really

swiperfox Thu 18-Aug-05 18:35:23

I'm amazed at what my sister and all her friends have done......


Never seen anything like it

sparklymieow Thu 18-Aug-05 18:44:24

Swiperfox, I am sadden by this sudden lost of such a young life, but what the teenagers are doing is amazing, makes you think really, not all teenagers are bad....

swiperfox Thu 18-Aug-05 18:48:21

its mad isn't it? Makes you reliase they are just kids after all

swiperfox Fri 19-Aug-05 11:18:06

Bet they wouldn't be complaining so much if it had been their Son?


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