Thursday, November 14, 2019

Drowning :: essays research papers

Drowning is the second leading cause of injury deaths of infants and children younger than 15 years old in the United States. I know many of you may have small children and relatives so this may be of some interest to you. A personal experience happened to me when I was around seven years old. I still can remember it like yesterday. This incident almost cost me my life, I was disobedient and it still has a big effect on me now. This little act of mine caused a lot of stress to many people, I was seven years old and at the time I was the only child. I stayed with my mother and my step-dad. We lived in the trailer parks; I was at the babysitter’s house and she had two teenage sons. One was named Tim and the other Derrick, and I wanted to be like them. It was a hot summer day, and Tim and Derrick went swimming at the pool up at the front of the trailer park. I asked the babysitter could I go she said, â€Å"NO!† This made me very upset because I couldn’t go to the pool with her sons. She told me the reason why I couldn’t go was because she was in charge of me and she wasn’t going to be up there watching me. I wasn’t really caring about what she was talking about. She went into the kitchen and was making me some lunch while I was on the sofa. After lunch was ready I ate all my food and told her that I was going outside to play with the dog. I went out to play with Face; she was a full breed pit bull, but she liked me. After about an hour of being bored outside playing by myself, I began to think of a way I could sneak to the pool. I went inside the house without being seen and put on my swimming trunks. Running as fast as I could I left out the house and sprinted to the pool. I was so happy I was finally at the pool, so I walked around the pool once and took off my shoes and shirt. Not knowing I was at the deep end of the pool I ran and jumped into the pool. Straight to the bottom I went. All of a sudden in one blink my fun turned into a scare. It was the water and me and I didn’t know how to swim. So I was gasping for air all I could see

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