MO - Branson police investigate hotel double drowning

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    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)
    (a bit more at link above)
     
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  3. Silkprint

    Silkprint New Member

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    I know right ..this whole story is strange
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Drowning victims found in Branson hotel pool are identified (Springfield News-Leader)
    (more at link above)
     
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    Nova Active Member

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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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    fran Former Member

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

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    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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