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Drowning Essay Research Paper Drowning is the

Drowning Essay, Research Paper 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

Drowning Essay, Research Paper

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, ?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

was the suns rays hitting the water and the big white fluffy clouds. Next thing I

knew was I was drowning and I went to the bottom of the pool, 8 feet down.

All I remember next was I was on the ground and everybody was standing

around me, and people were kneeling also. Among the crowd was Tim and

Derrick looking and wondering was I all right. I felt really scared and nervous.

I was ok and they took me back to the house and told her what had

happened to me. She was furious because I snuck out and could?ve killed

myself by being disobedient. My little act affected everyone, my mother, the

babysitter and her sons. I really learned my lesson the hard way. I still think

about this today how my life could?ve been ended over my curiosity of

sneaking out and going to the pool.

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