In Brecksville, Ohio, 3 teenagers had to be rescued after being swept away by strong currents in the flooded waters of Chippewa Creek Gorge. The 3 teens, two girls and a boy, had wondered into a no-swimming zone when they were swept away. All were able to climb onto longs about 100 feet downstream before rescueres could get to them. These teens were lucky, but your kids might not be. Be sure to teach them about water safety. … Continue reading →
In Pineville, Missouri, a 12-year-old boy from Kansas died in a canoeing accident on the Elk River according to the highway patrol. Michael Cox was apparently paddeling in swift current when his canoe was launched into a log, capsizing it.
9-2-07 A 5-year-old boy vanished from his parents sight while on a family outing to Bear Creek Lake State Park in Lakewood, Colorado. They were at the Big Soda Lake swimming beach, which has no lifeguards and relies on the self-monitoring of swimmers. I’ve taken kids to this particular swim beach many times myself. It’s a relatively small area, perhaps 200 feet long and stretching 10-15 yards out into the water. It seems like a perfectly tame area for kids … Continue reading →