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Tragedy Averted

5 Jul 2020 5:55 PM | SLA Reporter (Administrator)

A paddle boarder, with tether unattached and no life jacket, nearly drowned mid afternoon on July 4th. Unable to swim to his board after losing his balance, he was very lucky that Meredith Donaher and Josh Hagstrom saw that he was drowning.  Lucky too that both are accomplished swimmers and that Meredith had water rescue training. Nearly unconscious when they got him to shore, the man was recovering when the Spofford Fire Department arrived.

Thanks to Meredith, Josh and the Spofford Fire Department. Well done.

Lesson: You can actually drown.  Think safety on  the water. Paddle boarders, tether the board to your ankle and wear your life preserver.



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