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#10844736 - 05/14/15 04:03 PM Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera
BassColonel Offline
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Pretty cool story out of TN of a bass fisherman who saves a man from drowning. http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Fisherman-Captures-Tenn-Drowning-Rescue-On-Cam-303758651.html
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#10844819 - 05/14/15 04:47 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Cool

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#10844824 - 05/14/15 04:51 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
Will.i.am Offline
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That guy almost took both of them out rule #1 stay calm when someone is helping you!
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#10844837 - 05/14/15 04:57 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: Bobby Milam]
Shingles Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Cool
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#10844971 - 05/14/15 06:18 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: Will.i.am]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Texas
No, rule number one for anyone who has ever had lifeguard training would be to swim up to the drowning victim, dip under the water and twirl them around by their feet or legs so they are facing away from you and then grab them by the hair or the back of their shirt and one arm stroke ahead of them, staying away from their reach, until you can grab on to something or get to shallow water.

A drowning victim has absolutely no control over being calm; they are frantic. Most often, they are choking after swallowing water. Nothing makes you wiggle and scared like having your oxygen supply cut off.

I remember our instructor told us to swim out and stay a bit away from them until they lose a bit of energy, else they'll grab on to you and possibly drown you, too.

I guess there is another more basic rule: if you can't swim, and you are in a boat, you have absolutely no reason not to have a safety vest on.

a lucky man that day!

Brad

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#10844999 - 05/14/15 06:34 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
206champion Offline
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Loc: Decatur
nice thats a good deed for sure
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#10845180 - 05/14/15 08:11 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: Brad R]
Lucky Al Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
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Loc: Rio Grande Valley
Originally Posted By: Brad R
No, rule number one for anyone who has ever had lifeguard training would be to swim up to the drowning victim, dip under the water and twirl them around by their feet or legs so they are facing away from you and then grab them by the hair or the back of their shirt and one arm stroke ahead of them, staying away from their reach, until you can grab on to something or get to shallow water.

A drowning victim has absolutely no control over being calm; they are frantic. Most often, they are choking after swallowing water. Nothing makes you wiggle and scared like having your oxygen supply cut off.

I remember our instructor told us to swim out and stay a bit away from them until they lose a bit of energy, else they'll grab on to you and possibly drown you, too.

I guess there is another more basic rule: if you can't swim, and you are in a boat, you have absolutely no reason not to have a safety vest on.

a lucky man that day!

Brad

+1 That was my training also! but Dive under water, come up and spin him around by his legs, then grab him by his hair or shirt collar, or do a cross chest carry.


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#10845283 - 05/14/15 08:48 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
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Great job and good deeds go a long way. You will be rewarded. Thanks for sharing.
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#10847965 - 05/15/15 10:31 PM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
Peter L. Offline
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Registered: 12/19/10
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Loc: killeen, Texas
Wow...Just Wow. An Angel was watching cheers

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#10848258 - 05/16/15 07:18 AM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
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Awesome. Being at the right place at the right time. cheers
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#10848268 - 05/16/15 07:24 AM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
Lee in Texas Offline
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Registered: 03/23/13
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Great job by a really good young man!!! Kudos...thumbthumbthumb
God Bless
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#10848334 - 05/16/15 08:05 AM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: Lucky Al]
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Originally Posted By: Lucky Al
Originally Posted By: Brad R
No, rule number one for anyone who has ever had lifeguard training would be to swim up to the drowning victim, dip under the water and twirl them around by their feet or legs so they are facing away from you and then grab them by the hair or the back of their shirt and one arm stroke ahead of them, staying away from their reach, until you can grab on to something or get to shallow water.

A drowning victim has absolutely no control over being calm; they are frantic. Most often, they are choking after swallowing water. Nothing makes you wiggle and scared like having your oxygen supply cut off.

I remember our instructor told us to swim out and stay a bit away from them until they lose a bit of energy, else they'll grab on to you and possibly drown you, too.

I guess there is another more basic rule: if you can't swim, and you are in a boat, you have absolutely no reason not to have a safety vest on.

a lucky man that day!

Brad

+1 That was my training also! but Dive under water, come up and spin him around by his legs, then grab him by his hair or shirt collar, or do a cross chest carry.

swim up to them. Knockem out with a quick right hook. And then bring em in. Haha
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#10848343 - 05/16/15 08:14 AM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
Lee in Texas Offline
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Registered: 03/23/13
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Loc: Wise County Texas
OMG, right hook? Ah, no thanks. At my age I would also NOT reach over and grab what could be a 6' plus 300lb man in a sheer state of utter panic! NO thanks.
However, I will put a life jacket or cushion over to him. Use an oar or stick and give them something to save themselves.....
Do all I can but, I am not going to drown myself either
God Bless
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#10848366 - 05/16/15 08:31 AM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: Lee in Texas]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Originally Posted By: Lee in Texas
OMG, right hook? Ah, no thanks. At my age I would also NOT reach over and grab what could be a 6' plus 300lb man in a sheer state of utter panic! NO thanks.
However, I will put a life jacket or cushion over to him. Use an oar or stick and give them something to save themselves.....
Do all I can but, I am not going to drown myself either
God Bless

Turn on your GoPro first! Haha. Then throw them a life jacket.
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#10848398 - 05/16/15 08:55 AM Re: Bass Fisherman Saves Drowning Man. Caught on Camera [Re: BassColonel]
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Loc: Wylie
I say it was staged
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