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9Yr old boy drowns at Seaford Beach

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Please everyone as the weather heats up more and more head to the beach, please teach your children about the rips and always keep an eye on them.

RIP little boy:cry:

 

A NINE-year-old boy drowned at Seaford last night.

 

A police spokeswoman said the boy had been swimming with friends at Seaford beach when he got into difficulty at 7.15pm.

He was rescued 100m off the Seaford pier, located about 36km southeast of Melbourne, at 7.20pm.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said the boy was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived. They spent 50 minutes resuscitating him.

The boy was flown to the Royal Children's Hospital but later died.

"Paramedics continued CPR and gave the boy cardiac drugs in an attempt to restart his heart," intensive care paramedic Gary Robertson

"He was loaded into the ambulance helicopter and CPR was continued during the flight to the Royal Children’s Hospital.’’

 

Mother of two Kirsten Duffy said she had seen a man aged about 40 looking for the boy south of the pier.

"He was just walking up and down in the water and swimming out a bit,'' she said last night.

"He found him and picked him up and bought him out to the beach and then they started doing CPR."

The police arrived about 10 minutes later, she said.

 

 

 

 


 


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OMG, this is so sad. Poor little chap. RIP.

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Guest AKA63029

Hi Kate.

 

Great shame, the ocean and what it can do is horrendous. I have included a link that may be helpful, but the more peeps learn about rips, depths, flow rates, weather etc concerning the ocean the better. It is one of the biggest killers out there, and way too ,many people don't take note of what the ocean is 'doing'.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-12-21/rips-australias-biggest-ocean-killer/2381582

 

I would suggest anyone planning on living in Australia have a good look at the many links available, they could save a life.

 

Cheers Tony.

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Guest guest30085

Ah terrible for the boy's family. RIP little one xx

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Guest AKA63029

Whilst not wanting to scare the b jesus out of people Kate.

 

When Australian oceans are discussed the main topic is usually Sharks, Jellyfish and a whole host of other nasties, but with precautions most of these scenarios can be negated.

 

But all to often peeps don't give the actual ocean enough credit. The best way of explaining it is this.

 

Imagine yourself calf deep in the ocean and when that 'small' wave washes back you can feel the force behind it, very nearly at times takes your feet away. Times that 'feeling' by ten fold or even more and that is what a rip feels like, truly terrifying it is.

 

Cheers Tony.

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