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    MO - Branson police investigate hotel double drowning

    Not much on this story yet. Rare, I would think. I wonder what went wrong.

    Branson police investigating double drowning at hotel (Springfield News-Leader)
    According to a press release from the police department, the a husband and wife from Columbia were discovered in the Days Inn pool shortly after midnight.
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    Police said the cause the drownings is not known, but that there was no sign of foul play.
    (a bit more at link above)

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    I know right ..this whole story is strange
    "Don't pee on my head and tell me it's raining" ~Judge Judy

    Revenge is beneath me , but accidents DO happen .

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    Drowning victims found in Branson hotel pool are identified (Springfield News-Leader)
    The Branson Police Department has identified the two drowning victims at a local hotel as Fanjun Meng, 29, and Chunyang Zhang, 26, of Columbia.

    Both were from China and were working in the anatomic pathology lab at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where Meng was a visiting scholar and his wife Zhang was a research specialist, according to information at the university’s website.
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    (more at link above)

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    Maybe one of the pair got in trouble in the water and, in a panic, pulled the other under when s/he tried to help. I'm totally speculating, but I've never heard of murder/suicide by drowning in a swimming pool.

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    http://articles.kspr.com/2011-07-05/...motel_29741310

    July 05, 2011

    He says the couples' friends told authorities only one of them could swim. The coroner says 26-year-old Chunyang Zhang was a swimmer who probably tried to help her husband, 29-year-old Fanjun Meng, who couldn't swim.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran View Post
    http://articles.kspr.com/2011-07-05/...motel_29741310

    July 05, 2011

    He says the couples' friends told authorities only one of them could swim. The coroner says 26-year-old Chunyang Zhang was a swimmer who probably tried to help her husband, 29-year-old Fanjun Meng, who couldn't swim.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    A drowner tends to panic and become very dangerous to a rescuer. I don't know what they recommend nowadays, but when I took lifeguard training at the Y many years ago, they suggested grabbing the drowner by the hair and pulling him or her to safety that way.

    From that angle, it's supposedly difficult for the drowner to get a hold of you and pull you under.

    Even better is throwing a flotation device to the drowner or extending some sort of pole so that the drowner can't latch onto you and pull you under.

    All this IIRC.



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