• 9 year old drowns after saving 6 year old brother.
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[quote]HALEYVILLE, AL (WBRC) - Police say a 9-year-old girl drowned on Sunday night in Haleyville while trying to save her 6-year-old brother. Officers report that the children, who live in Gardendale, were visiting their grandparents in Haleyville when this happened. The grandparents have a pond near their home and the children were playing in the water. Around 5:30 p.m., one of the boys got in some deep water. His sister, 9-year-old Brandi Odom, went underwater to save him. [b]She rescued the boy, but Brandi did not make it out of the water.[/b] Bear Creek Fire Chief Robert Taylor says he does not think any of the children could swim. He says this tragedy is affecting the entire community. "I can speak for the firefighters and emergency responders. A lot of us have small kids and at the same time this little girl she gave her life to save her brother. [b]You couldn't ask for anymore for someone to give their life to save someone else,"[/b] said Chief Taylor. FOX6 News spoke with Brandi Odom's grandfather on Monday morning. Bill Odom says the family is obviously devastated. He says the funeral will likely be Wednesday or Thursday in Gardendale. Brandi was a student at Gardendale Elementary School. [/quote] [url]http://www.waff.com/story/19090241/9-year-old-drowns-after-rescuing-6-year-old-brother[/url]
I wish there was a "depressing" rating.
I'm not sure if I should rate heart or winner.
That's really sweet but really sad at the same time
[QUOTE=Lolkork;36905521]I'm not sure if I should rate heart or winner.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/UkEUY.png[/IMG] Rest in peace :(
hero
I don't get how you can drown but still save someone. Wouldn't you need to get them to shallow water to save them?
I would do the same for my little brother.
A fucking hero :( R.I.P
[QUOTE=mikerocks;36905752]I would do the same for my little brother.[/QUOTE] I would do the same for my elder brother, and he would do the same for me. :unsmith:
[QUOTE=Mingebox;36905723]I don't get how you can drown but still save someone. Wouldn't you need to get them to shallow water to save them?[/QUOTE] That's a good question. My guess, the kid was in a panic and so was probably going to drown. When his older sister comes out to him and pushes him above water, he calms down enough to get back on shore. Meanwhile his sister, who can't swim, is now stuck in deep water with no one to help her. She used all her strength and oxygen helping him. So she drowns.
Rest In Peace Hero
I hope he'll live his life and be successful in memory of his sister. Condolences to the family.
This is incredibly depressing, but I'm wondering if it was merely poetic that they say she saved her brother, or whether she actually did
My god, that's terrible. She's an angel, may she rest in peace.
[QUOTE=JgcxCub;36905877]I would do the same for my elder brother, and he would do the same for me. :unsmith:[/QUOTE] WHy did this get disagrees?
9 years and still couldn't swim? Who leaves kids playing around unsupervised in an unknown area anyway?
[QUOTE=Mingebox;36905723]I don't get how you can drown but still save someone. Wouldn't you need to get them to shallow water to save them?[/QUOTE] Exhaustion.
[QUOTE=sami-pso;36914268]9 years and still couldn't swim? Who leaves kids playing around unsupervised in an unknown area anyway?[/QUOTE] That's not neccessarily the girls fault, it should be mandatory in education institutions. Some schools in Denmark do these things well (I could swim 1000m without breaks when I was 10), and then there's other schools that doesn't. My little brother just learned to swim more than a few meters, and he's 10. I really think this is somethign that should be improved on. I would like to point out that I'm talking 1000m in a svimming pool, in different conditions I wouldn't be able to pull that at that age.
[QUOTE=sami-pso;36914268]9 years and still couldn't swim? Who leaves kids playing around unsupervised in an unknown area anyway?[/QUOTE] I can't swim too
[QUOTE=Jund;36915310]I can't swim too[/QUOTE] what.. why not learn how to swim?
[QUOTE=Gekkosan;36915737]what.. why not learn how to swim?[/QUOTE] Aquaphobia?
[QUOTE=Playguy;36915849]Aquaphobia?[/QUOTE] Aquaphobia is fear of drowning if you're afraid of drowning you never swim, so you never learn to swim so you drown Does anyone else see how just learning would be simpler? You're on a planet that's surface is mostly water, learning how to get in it without dying is sort of a good idea.
I never really had swimming lessons when I was younger. I started late, where kids were 6-9 or so and I was like, 12. Then my grandma died (she was buying the swimming lessons) and I guess I just really didn't go because I've never really needed to.
[QUOTE=Gekkosan;36915737]what.. why not learn how to swim?[/QUOTE] Yep, it's strange, some people never learn to swim, some never learn to ride bikes, like what were you doing during your childhood?
[QUOTE=TamTamJam;36916828]Yep, it's strange, some people never learn to swim, some never learn to ride bikes, like what were you doing during your childhood?[/QUOTE] I can't ride bikes either
[QUOTE=Jund;36916913]I can't ride bikes either[/QUOTE] What did you do as a small child? Here's another heart.
Never learning to swim is not unusual. I don't know how to swim, I could maybe float around a bit before I drowned if I'm lucky. But I never lived in a home with a pool. I never went in water over my head. When I ride in boats(rare) I use the safety equipment, no safety equipment means I won't go in the boat. Basically, I never did anything that was dangerous for someone who doesn't know how to swim. That's one of the sad parts of stories like this. A parent, or other guardian, has a pool or something AND they have kids over AND no one supervises the kids around the water. AND no one thinks "Hey, if we are going to have kids around the pond, maybe getting them some basic swimming lessons is a good idea."
[QUOTE=Jund;36916913]I can't ride bikes either[/QUOTE] Me neither, but I can float on water though. Have a heart, anyway.
[QUOTE=littlefoot;36917061]What did you do as a small child? Here's another heart.[/QUOTE] I played freeze tag and did pre-algebra
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