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[–] Samsquamch 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

At least three life rings were thrown into the water near the man, who was named as Pateh Sabally, a 22-year-old Gambian, but he did not appear to reach for them, raising speculation he wanted to commit suicide.

I'm not jumping in to help someone who is the middle of a river and appears to be unable to swim and won't grab a flotation device thrown to them.

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

That's a recipe for two drowning people.

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[–] aristotle07 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

raising speculation he wanted to commit suicide.

Can we just generalize and say if they come to the west, they want to commit suicide and put a bullet in them for humane reasons?

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[–] llwish 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Sounds like Darwinism at work

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[–] sheepsexplode 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If your trying to help someone who's drowning and they try to climb you for safety, just swim down. They let go quick.

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[–] Dumb_Comment_Bot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If someone is trying to kill themselves drowning, they will probably take you with them. At least thats what I heard, is there any lifeguards who can shed light on this?

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[–] Unreasonable 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Trained in water rescue.

Yup. #1 rule. You don't let them grab you. You DO NOT LET THEM GRAB YOU. If they grab you, you punch and punch and kick and fight until they are no longer GRABBING YOU. An unconscious potential drowning victim is way, way easier to rescue than one determined to take you down with them.

If they are thrashing you throw a rescue ring, a rope or use a long stick. You never, ever, ever go in the water to rescue them, until/unless they are no longer thrashing.

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[–] jerry 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Probably depends on the situation and many variables. I imagine many suicidal people are ashamed and would rather get out as quick as possible, killing another is something they might see as even more shameful. Like they already feel they are such a burden they want to kill themselves, they probably wouldn't want to cause more trouble for another person, another family. That said I dot think this dude was even worth saving, they threw him the floatation devices. You don't end up in the middle of a large canal like that without at least a little determination. Also, I'm not a life guard but I have a read a few sob stories from the dregs at /r/suicidewatch waaaaaaaaaay back when I still gave half a shit about robots

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[–] Copernicus 2 points 24 points (+26|-2) ago 

Whoever made this title is stupid. He wasn't "left to drown" if they threw life preservers to him and he just didn't want to grab on.

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[–] gazillions 1 point 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

That's the usual manipulation. White people are all bad, minorites are hapless victims. Eventually, it should have the opposite effect. They're going to smear whites anyway so why bother. Plus if they're exposed to such racism, then they really must go home to avoid it.

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[–] Hehax 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

he just didn't want to grab on

Maybe he did not know what those things are.

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[–] BentAxel [S] 7 points -3 points (+4|-7) ago 

Yo! Copernicus just called: You're not the center of the... Hey wait a minute. I see what you did there /v/Copernicus

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[–] Copernicus 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I have to live up to my name. :)

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[–] truthbeloathed 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

Swimming is one of the many innate skills which separate us

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[–] Sippio 3 points 1 point (+4|-3) ago 

Swimming is definitely not innate for the overwhelming majority of people. Those of us who were taught to swim were in a safe and constructive environment. That's like saying literacy is an innate skill which separates us.

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[–] MrEvilPirate ago 

Gotta wonder how he ended up in the middle of the river not knowing how to swim

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[–] Empress 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

Drowned migrant videos never get old.

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[–] GimmeTheUsual 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They were probably angry that he was polluting the water with his stink.

But seriously, if you're too fucking stupid to grab a ring thrown to you, then you probably do deserve to fucking drown.

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[–] massiveprivilege 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

He just needs a blanket, hot coffee and a white girl to rape and he should be ok.

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[–] WEHRMACHT_BITCHES_AT 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Cucks throwing life preservers...

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