To: Ketill Frostbeard
A “hero” would have jumped in to save her. Using a turban is like using a rope.
posted on 06/29/2016 2:20:15 AM PDT
(That progressive bumpers sticker on your car might just as well say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
The Red Cross teaches life guards,”Reach, row,throw,go”. This person may not have been a strong enough swimmer to drag the victim back, but he did bring her ashore.
posted on 06/29/2016 2:29:08 AM PDT
("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
Yeah a hero would have jumped in and drown with her.
posted on 06/29/2016 3:02:55 AM PDT
("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
The important point is to save the person—not to do something that looks heroic.
If the rope method didn’t work or wasn’t available, jumping in might very well be in order, but it is much more risky to both parties—not only might the rescurer be drowned (most likely unintentionally by the first person in), but a drowned rescuer really isn’t much use.
posted on 06/29/2016 3:22:22 AM PDT
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