When is a rescue not a rescue?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Speedy, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. Not to detract from the tragedy of the event here:


    The following statement left me flabbergasted:

    Is this so they can get their 'success' stats up?
  2. I think the word he was looking for was recovered, not rescued and as for the following
    I would have thought that the firefighters of this country would be ecstatic when they can 'rescue' young children as opposed to recovering the bodies.

    I also think its quite sad that people in what you would think are important jobs can't even realise the difference between those two words.
  3. When is a rescue not a rescue? When the beeb report it.

    A sad story badly reported.
  4. Definitely a bad choice of word there.

    You would have thought the PR bloke/ spokesman would have put a bit of thought into what he was going to say prior to saying it.
  5. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    I rescued an unconcious drowning victim from the bottom of a swimming pool one time, he lived. But apparently I don't get the life-savers medal because I wasn't in any danger.
  6. Should have said you cant swim!
  7. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    I can't! Well barely but the pool was about 1m deep where he had passed out so the most dangerous thing I had to do was hold my breath whilst bending over to scoop him up in my arms. His weight was neglible due to the boyancy so I wasn't even in danger of slipping a disc...

    Edited to add that: He did p*ss and vom water over me when I brought him around though...

    And not that I think it really deserves a gong but he wouldn't be alive and running marathons these days if I hadn't been there..
  8. The possible risk of floaters warrants a medal in my opinion.