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Old 10-02-2015, 07:36 PM   #8
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City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Great reminder...thanks for posting!!

One day I came home from work and my wife and her friend were sitting at poolside conversing while watching our 5 girls swim. All were strong swimmers. I stepped outside to say hi before changing out of my work clothes. One of the friend's daughters (about 7-8 yrs old) was exhibiting the exact same indicators...head back at the surface, mouth just above the waterline, silent as a mouse, trying to stay above water as she was drifting toward the deeper water on her tip toes. I jumped in and pushed her into the shallows as I hit the water.

The moms thought I fell in and had no idea what was happening. The other kids in the pool were making normal kid noises and were also oblivious. That was a very scary day in our home and reminded us to always try to expect the unexpected.
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