3rd star from the series Glee presumed dead . . .

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It was actually a pretty good show. For whatever reason I watch the first few seasons with my wife. Didn't hate it. Was happy that the guy involved in child p*** got busted
 
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I've never seen Glee and have only heard reports on the radio, but she was swimming in some type of current out of a boat with a 4 year old? Seems very odd.
 
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So my curiosity is piqued. She went swimming in a lake described as cold and turbid, with current, and alot of trees and vegetation. Did I mention the undertow? May as well have just swam in the Missouri river with your 4 year old.
 
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Wasn't aware of the Glee "curse." One child porn scumbag that kills himself before he can be sentenced. Another who appears to have died from an accidental drug overdose and now this head scratcher. Drama all around.
 

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I was a lifeguard for several years. People severely underestimate how easy it is to drown, especially out in open water like that.

Get yourself out away from the boat and not realize it's drifting on you and then get tired, you're done. Try to fight a current, same deal. There's a reason you're supposed to just float and wait if you get caught in a rip current.

You get exhausted from running you might fall down and get scraped up. Get exhausted in the middle of a lake and you die. Happened to a kid I knew who went to Westside, he drowned at a lake party.

I watched enough kids who knew how to swim just run out of gas halfway across a deep end and stop making progress. We were there to jump in and get them.
 

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I'm not familiar with this actress or the show. It's sad that a four year-old lost his mother...very sad.

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When I first looked at the thread title, I thought someone had received a third star from rivals.
 
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I was a lifeguard for several years. People severely underestimate how easy it is to drown, especially out in open water like that.

Get yourself out away from the boat and not realize it's drifting on you and then get tired, you're done. Try to fight a current, same deal. There's a reason you're supposed to just float and wait if you get caught in a rip current.

You get exhausted from running you might fall down and get scraped up. Get exhausted in the middle of a lake and you die. Happened to a kid I knew who went to Westside, he drowned at a lake party.

I watched enough kids who knew how to swim just run out of gas halfway across a deep end and stop making progress. We were there to jump in and get them.
You know I thought I knew enough swimming that I could swim to shore, basically enough to save myself, but a friend who was a way better swimmer than myself drowned, after that I said screw it, I fish on solid ground now. No going out on boats or tubing for me
 

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You know I thought I knew enough swimming that I could swim to shore, basically enough to save myself, but a friend who was a way better swimmer than myself drowned, after that I said screw it, I fish on solid ground now. No going out on boats or tubing for me
Sorry to hear that. I failed my swim test at lifeguard training. You had to do 500 yards which doesn't sound like a lot, I was cocky and didn't bother practicing at all. I grew up with a pool in the back yard, I got it in the bag right?

I made it about halfway through and knew if I went for another lap I was gonna have to get rescued. My form was garbage and I wore out. I got humble and spent the rest of the week swimming laps and working on my form.

It takes very little time to go from OK to active drowning. You've got maybe around 30 seconds to get to them before they go under.

They regularly are fishing bodies out of Lake Michigan up here because somebody gets pulled out in the rip or swept off a pier, or just goes out swimming and doesn't come back. You know after it gets to be a number of hours of the search that it's not a rescue, it's a recovery.

Knowing how to swim is one thing. Being able to survive in ice-cold water when you can't touch the bottom or reach the side is quite another.
 

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Sorry to hear that. I failed my swim test at lifeguard training. You had to do 500 yards which doesn't sound like a lot, I was cocky and didn't bother practicing at all. I grew up with a pool in the back yard, I got it in the bag right?

I made it about halfway through and knew if I went for another lap I was gonna have to get rescued. My form was garbage and I wore out. I got humble and spent the rest of the week swimming laps and working on my form.

It takes very little time to go from OK to active drowning. You've got maybe around 30 seconds to get to them before they go under.

They regularly are fishing bodies out of Lake Michigan up here because somebody gets pulled out in the rip or swept off a pier, or just goes out swimming and doesn't come back. You know after it gets to be a number of hours of the search that it's not a rescue, it's a recovery.

Knowing how to swim is one thing. Being able to survive in ice-cold water when you can't touch the bottom or reach the side is quite another.
Hope that little boy isn't haunted by this for the rest of his life, and this sad story helps other parents make safer choices regarding water recreation. Wearing a life vest isn't cool or comfortable, but its like a seat belt - you don't need it until you do.
 
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Hope that little boy isn't haunted by this for the rest of his life, and this sad story helps other parents make safer choices regarding water recreation. Wearing a life vest isn't cool or comfortable, but its like a seat belt - you don't need it until you do.
He's only 3. Thankfully he won't really remember.
 

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