Friday, April 25, 2008

Water's Edge

Today we were shocked by the news of a local man who was fatally attacked by a shark. This tragic event happened right off the coast of Solana Beach. The man was swimming with a group, training for a triathlon when he was attacked. Lifeguards are suggesting that the public stay out of the water until Monday, however, the die-hard surfers are disregarding the lifeguard's suggestion, saying that their chances of getting killed on the freeway by a drunk driver are much higher than getting killed by shark. Still, a life was lost today in our waters.

My heart goes out to this man's family and friends.

Yesterday's song:

Think - Aretha Franklin


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WADDLER26.2 said...

How sad for that man and his family.

Michelle said...

These things always hit us harder when they are close to home. We are very fortunate just be alive and healthy sometimes.

Irene said...

Waddler26.3 & Michelle,

It was very tragic.

NotSoccer Mom said...

that's just so unbelievable. in a group of swimmers, no less! i've always been a big fan of swimming in the ocean and will not stop. but it does make one pause.

i'm so sorry for this man's family.