Minnesota teen on jet ski saves struggling swimmer

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Beltrami County authorities are commending a Bemidji teen who used his jet ski to save a swimmer struggling in heavy waves.

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CG Res

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So a towel blew overboard, no-one could throw him a floatation device, nor could anyone restart the pontoon. I have a feeling he wasn't their favorite friend.
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Aug 27, 2010
 
So nice to see a "good news" story! There is some good left in the world!
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from the land of sky blue waters ((( waters ) waters ))))
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Aug 27, 2010
 
Glad to head everything turned out well. Kudos to the teen.

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The 28 year old should kick the snot out of his pontoon buddies. Maybe the kid on the jet ski will do it for him if he can't get the job done.
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Aug 27, 2010
 
jumping overboard for a towel...Risk Assesment.. hmm.. high waves.. bad swimmer... risk is High. Do not jump, guess he didnt listen.
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From the land of pines' lofty balsams,
Comes the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
Hamm's!!
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Aug 27, 2010
 
Good work young man.
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I think if my family were in that situation (towel fell overboard) my dad would just swing the pontoon around to grab it out of the water. Last time I checked, they don't sink just hover on or near the surface.
Awesome job on the kids part though!!!

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Aug 27, 2010
 
He is a hero!!!
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Labratt wrote:
The 28 year old should kick the snot out of his pontoon buddies. Maybe the kid on the jet ski will do it for him if he can't get the job done.
You haven't developed adult-level problem solving skills yet, have you?

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Abbo wrote:
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You haven't developed adult-level problem solving skills yet, have you?
Obviously his pontoon buddies have problem solving skill issues as well.
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This teen is a hero indeed, he should be very proud of what he did and the gentleman he saved should be very grateful! Thank you for sharing some good news, this is the first thing I read today!
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Aug 27, 2010
 
Nice job young man! You are a positive glimpse of the future.
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OK kid, you did what few would do. but look, that jerk was probably drunk with no mention of his life jacket....hmm now I wonder why they call them floating things that ? Let me think, life + jacket = avoid drowning, jumping in rough water no life jacket if you live should = straight jacket.
Now another question, how come this guy did not have medical attention ? Might be a few warrants out for him ?
So kid if ever a next time then ask your self a few questions about whom you are about to save..
1. Any chance of being a Muslim ? if any , let em drown.
2. Why no life jacket ? If so stupid let em drown.
3. Is drunk a factor for the dunk ? if so let em drown.
4. Reason they are in the water ? If stupid then let em drown.
See kid we got to start weediing out who we want in this country, just ask Palin, T-Party and the state of Arizona.
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Sounds like Brett may have interfered with the natural selection process but good job just the same.

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Smartass wrote:
OK kid, you did what few would do. but look, that jerk was probably drunk with no mention of his life jacket....hmm now I wonder why they call them floating things that ? Let me think, life + jacket = avoid drowning, jumping in rough water no life jacket if you live should = straight jacket.
Now another question, how come this guy did not have medical attention ? Might be a few warrants out for him ?
So kid if ever a next time then ask your self a few questions about whom you are about to save..
1. Any chance of being a Muslim ? if any , let em drown.
2. Why no life jacket ? If so stupid let em drown.
3. Is drunk a factor for the dunk ? if so let em drown.
4. Reason they are in the water ? If stupid then let em drown.
See kid we got to start weediing out who we want in this country, just ask Palin, T-Party and the state of Arizona.
Is this your attempt at humor? Or are you really that uneducated?
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Awesome story! I don't get why his buddies didn't throw him a life jacket or rope, hell even a cooler would do the trick
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Aug 27, 2010
 
Give this teen an award. What a guy.
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Aug 27, 2010
 
What an idiot, he jumped in for a towel??? A guy jumped in after a baseball cap on Lake Okaboji this year and couldn't swim, they recovered his body later. God, people are dumb!!!

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