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Old 15 July 2009, 12:19   #1
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Very sad

If you've ever seen a TV show like Beach Patrol, in which they chronicle Lifeguards in the same manner as the COPS TV show, you may have seen them running a Junior Lifeguard program in which kids get basic training in Lifeguarding duties. Always seemed like a great idea both for the agency and the kids. However, I just saw this story:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...ard-death.html

An 11 year old girl taking part in the Junior Lifeguard Program was prop-struck, and died of her injuries.

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Old 15 July 2009, 12:53   #2
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thats a really sad story ,the RNLI lifeguards in the uk ran an education thing a while back where they took teenagers from inland inner city backgrounds for a few weeeks and did something along the same lines called inner city surf ,thankfully no one was ever killed ,though i dont think we would ever drop people off of a moving boat nowadays ,even with lifeboat crew its now frowned upon .mart
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Local life guards took a girl out on the RIB or SIB to show off. Sadly she fell off the back and went through the prop.

Very sad when the young die like this.
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terrible - as was the bloody advert at the start of the video - I don't know if they are random but the one I saw was advertising training and said it would change your life and make things so much better - very unfortunate choice given the sad story - the woman in the ad was constantly grinning - not what you expect considering what the news story was about!!!
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Such a shame, no need to be jumping off moving boats to rescue people anyway.
I know prop guards knock a couple of knots off your top speed but it still seems such a worthwhile addition given the use of the boats.

I don't know why the RNLI don't fit them to ILB's?
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It wasn't jumping off that did it - they circled back.
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The fact they were turning back was because part of the exercise was to jump off a moving boat.
I'll re-phrase what I said, no need to put people in the water without good cause.
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Tragic. My daughter is 11, I can't imagine what her family are going through.
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Such a shame, no need to be jumping off moving boats to rescue people anyway.
I know prop guards knock a couple of knots off your top speed but it still seems such a worthwhile addition given the use of the boats.

I don't know why the RNLI don't fit them to ILB's?
hi chewy ,i have seen a couple of RNLI arancias used by the flood rescue team using prop guards ,but yes i would have thought they would have been used more.
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hi chewy ,i have seen a couple of RNLI arancias used by the flood rescue team using prop guards ,but yes i would have thought they would have been used more.
None of the ILB's ie, D-class's or Atlantics have them fitted though?
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