Thursday, July 05, 2007

my worst fear

I replay this sort of scenerio everytime I go over a bridge, "How would I get 5 kids out of the car and to safety if the car went over the edge?" I guess the answer is, "You can't." Please pray for the families of these poor children.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A woman chased her minivan as it rolled down a steep hill and jumped in before it sank into a pond Wednesday, killing her and two children inside, authorities said. A third child was in critical condition.
The woman, who was the mother of at least one of the children, had gotten out of the van, then noticed it was rolling away and jumped back in before it went into the water, Police Chief Bryan Norwood said.
The van rolled about 60 or 70 yards into Bunnell's Pond at Beardsley Park, where many people had gathered to celebrate the holiday.
The victims were trapped inside in 15 to 20 feet of water for 20 to 25 minutes before members of the Bridgeport police scuba team were able to pull them out. Rescuers tried to revive them before they were taken to local hospitals.
As Will and Mary prepare for another summer of sailing lessons, this is the kind of news that I like to read:
Children swept from boats in squall
DUBLIN, Ireland, July 5 (UPI) --
The Irish Coast Guard said everyone was rescued after a sudden storm capsized 91 small sailing boats during a junior regatta Thursday.
The Irish Times reported 110 children, ages 10 to 15, were participating in the regatta in Dun Laoghaire harbor in County Dublin, operated by four yacht clubs.
A sudden change in the weather caused the small sailing yachts to topple. Helicopters, ambulances and fire department water rescue teams managed to save everyone and a number of the youths were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, the Times reported.

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