Jennifer showing her spunk.
Within the last 10 days four teen boys have drown.
Three in nearby rivers and one of Colton's classmates drown
in MO, where he was working just yesterday.
And a 34 year old woman and her 9 year old son almost drown in our local river that runs right through town last Thursday too. She and the boy were rescued by two folks that were alerted to the trouble by a young girl who ran into the express mart.
The Mother was quoted as saying "I was sure we both were going to die."
Our rivers are swollen with all the recent rains and currents are strong. Add in hidden debris and it is a recipe for trouble.
Colton and his friends swim frequently in these same rivers.
We have repeatedly warned him of the dangers of river swimming, but apparently it's the popular way to cool off and free too.
I hope all our talks and his classmate's fate will have an impact on where and how he and his buddies swim.
Personally I'd rather them all come to our house to swim and clean out my cupboards than risk him in any river again. Yes I realize accidents can happen anywhere any time, but what can I say ~~ I worry.
I'd like to see him crashed out on the couch for many years to come.