said by dirtyjeffer: said by peterboro:
The world would be a sadder place if there were more people like you that wait around for help from 911 when their intervention could have helped.
i (or you) wouldn't have been any help...fast moving water is very powerful, and without the proper equipment and training, you would simply end up being victim #2.
In this specific case immediate assistance would have been questionable. Further down with diminished flow perhaps possible. But given you would have stood there, and in all likelihood not explored that possibility as you eased your conscience by calling 911, we can't know.
The point is that there is a prevalence in western society, [deleted] to disengage form assisting people except from a cocoon of safety. As I pointed out I was in a 4 car collision recently in which I was hit and within seconds I was on the phone to 911 and climbing in the vehicles to ascertain injuries despite the fact there were live lanes, leaking fluids and jagged metal.