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Two Scouts rescue woman from drowning at Missouri basketball court.

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  • 1 month later...

Just to chime in on the side of safety and common sense..

I have studied "swiftwater rescue" techniques (in preparation for a raft trip on the Colorado).

On a scale of  1 to 10, a lake (still water) is a 2 and floodwaters are a 27.

Virtually NO amount of swimming strength, skill, strength, or experience will save you if caught in the current.  And if then caught I a "strainer," a downed tree, chain link fence, mail box post, anything, you will become entangled there and you are doomed.

A great outcome, and most likely, they would not have attempted rescue had conditions caused them pause, but this is not something that should be encouraged.

All in all, everyone was lucky.

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