Thursday, September 11, 2014

A sad observation from a train window

Yesterday we went for lunch to Warragul. I did not take many photos. I visited the town not so long ago and posted about it here. I may post something in the future. R rather liked the town and was keenly looking at properties in real estate agent windows. Oh no! I am not moving from the Highrise. It is a nice town and you can see that it is a money town.  We took the train to use up R's Senior Citizen travel voucher, and there may be more on our train experience later.

I did not know what it was at the time, but the narrow waterway I saw from the train was fast flowing and two ducks were effortlessly being carried very fast down the water. I mean really fast.

On our return journey I saw out the train window the same creek in the other direction. There was a fire engine there and people standing around. What? The creek is on fire?

Once home, we learnt that a child had fallen into Dandenong Creek and was missing. Today he was found drowned. People who don't grow up in Australia are too blasé about the threat from rivers and our seas. Much more education is needed.

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  1. The family was closely supervising the toddler, yet he still slipped into the water and drowned. How can the parents survive the excruciating loss?

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    1. Hels, it just happens so quickly. To lose a child must be one of the worst things possible.

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  2. That's sad, it's true you should never underestimate the force of water !

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    1. Yes Gattina. Twice I got into trouble in the water when I was a kid.

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  3. Water is terrifying when you have a young child.

    So sad about the family and their horrible loss : (

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    1. As it should be Dina, but some don't see the danger.

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  4. Tragic Andrew. It really is every parents responsibility if they live by water or have a pool to teach kids to swim as soon as they can walk really.

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    1. Grace, they may have been recent immigrants. It is so important for them to immediately get their children into swimming.

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  5. A moment's inattention, and a life time of pain. Awful.

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    1. It is EC, and it happens too often.

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  6. Andrew, education connected with water environment is needed in every country.

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    1. Gosia, if our immigrants did not live near water before they came to Australia, they don't realise the dangers and the importance of teaching kids to swim.

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