DISCLAIMER: Open-water swimming is inherently dangerous. Open-water swimmers risk drowning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, heart attacks, panic attacks, cramping, jelly fish stings, fish bites, boat or jet-ski collisions, collisions with floating or submerged objects (including other swimmers), and other calamities that can be injurious, disabling or fatal! The "West Neck Pod" is an informal association of open-water swimmers who swim "outside the lines" with no lifeguard protection, it has no formal membership, organizational structure or legal identity, and its participants, including the author of this blog, make no representations and assume no liability with respect to its group open-water swims. All swimmers who participate in West Neck Pod group open-water swims do so at their own risk. Be careful out there!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Joye to the Rescue
Joye Brown, the ever-vigilant lifeguard, saved a life today before we even hit the water. Her sharp eyes caught a glimpse of what she thought might have been an overturned car in the woods on the side of West Neck Road as she approached the beach early this morning, so she, Carole and I went back to check it out. She was right! -- A car had left the road just at the curve and tore a path 40 feet into the woods where it landed on its roof. While Joye called 911 I pulled the car door open. To my vast relief the sole occupant was still alive, though obviously hurt. The Lloyd Harbor police and ambulance crews took over in short order, and we pray that the driver makes a swift recovery. We -- now joined by the rest of our buddies -- went on to the Beach for a mind-clearing swim, with a renewed sense of gratitude....See you tomorrow...
Posted by Carol L. Moore at 8:26 AM